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gauge 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
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gages, plural; gauges, plural;
  1. Estimate or determine the magnitude, amount, or volume of
    • - astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness
  2. Form a judgment or estimate of (a situation, mood, etc.)
    • - she is unable to gauge his mood
  3. Measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge
    • - when dry, the assemblies can be gauged exactly and planed to width
  4. Made in standard dimensions
    • - gauged sets of strings
Noun
  1. An instrument or device for measuring the magnitude, amount, or contents of something, typically with a visual display of such information

  2. A tool for checking whether something conforms to a desired dimension

  3. A means of estimating something; a criterion or test
    • - emigration is perhaps the best gauge of public unease
  4. The thickness, size, or capacity of something, esp. as a standard measure, in particular

  5. The diameter of a string, fiber, tube, etc
    • - a fine 0.018-inch gauge wire
  6. A measure of the diameter of a gun barrel, or of its ammunition, expressed as the number of spherical pieces of shot of the same diameter as the barrel that can be made from 1 pound (454 g) of lead
    • - a 12-gauge shotgun
  7. The thickness of sheet metal or plastic
    • - 500-gauge polyethylene
  8. The distance between the rails of a line of railroad track
    • - the line was laid to a gauge of 2 ft. 9 in
  9. The position of a sailing vessel to windward (weather gage) or leeward (lee gage) of another


  1. a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
  2. estimate: judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time); "I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
  3. accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
  4. rub to a uniform size; "gauge bricks"
  5. the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train
  6. determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation; "gauge the wine barrels"
  7. Gauge was a post hardcore band from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois.
  8. The gauge of a firearm is a unit of measurement used to express the diameter of the barrel. Gauge is determined from the weight of a solid sphere of lead that will fit the bore of the firearm, and is expressed as the multiplicative inverse of the sphere's weight as a fraction of a pound (e.g. ...
  9. In engineering, a gauge or gage, is used to make measurements. Various types of gauges include: *A Bore gauge, a device used for measuring holes. *A caliper, a device used to measure the distance between two opposing sides of an object. ...
  10. In knitting, the word Gauge is used both in hand knitting and machine knitting; the latter, technical abbreviation GG, refers to "Knitting Machines" fineness size. In both cases, the term refers to the number of stitches per inch, not the size of the finished garment. ...
  11. In linear algebra, functional analysis and related areas of mathematics, a norm is a function that assigns a strictly positive length or size to all vectors in a vector space, other than the zero vector. A seminorm, on the other hand, is allowed to assign zero length to some non-zero vectors.
  12. The Stubs Iron Wire Gauge system (also known as the Birmingham Wire Gauge) is used in medicine to measure the diameter of hypodermic needles, catheters, and suture wires. ...
  13. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard; An act of measuring; Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge; A thickness of sheet metal or wire ...
  14. (GAUGES (Steam)) Locomotives are provided with various gauges: boiler water level (2), boiler steam pressure, steam chest pressure (recent locomotives only), carriage warming pressure, vacuum or air brake pressure. Certain auxiliary equipment was also sometimes provided with gauges. (PRC)
  15. (Gauges) A manufacturers standard numbering system denoting decimal sheet or wall thickness.
  16. (Gauges) Displays information to the rider on speed, RPM, Odometer, Fuel, Trip Distance and more.
  17. (Gauges) Mechanical or electrical instruments that provide vehicle information.  May include speedometer, tripometer, odometer, gas gauge, warning lights, or tachometer.
  18. (Gauges) are non-negative integers that can increase or decrease between specified minimum and maximum values. ...
  19. A gauge is a set number of rows per inch (in knitting) or the thread-count of a woven fabric that helps the knitter determine whether they have the right size knitting needles or a weaver if the cloth is tight enough.
  20. Diameter or thickness of the steel framework, that is used to make the fence pickets and rails.
  21. The distance between two needle points expressed in fractions of an inch. Applies to both knitting and tufting.
  22. Thickness of plastic film measured in decimal inches or mils.
  23. A gauge is a type of instrument that measures or displays levels of a certain system. For instance, the gas gauge in a vehicle measures the fuel level, while the temperature gauge measures the engine temperature.
  24. A term used to denote the physical size of a wire.
  25. This is a measurement of the number of stitches per inch or per centimetre across the carpet width. The more stitches present, the more dense the carpet is likely to be and this will have benefits in how well the carpet will last and perform.