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gauge

Definitions


[ɡeɪdʒ], (Noun)

Definitions:
- an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something
(e.g: a fuel gauge)

- the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure.

- the position of a sailing ship to windward (the weather gage) or leeward (the lee gage) of another
(e.g: the French fleet was heavily outnumbered but had the weather gage)


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Origin:
Middle English (denoting a standard measure): from Old French gauge (noun), gauger (verb), variant of Old Northern French jauge (noun), jauger (verb), of unknown origin


[ɡeɪdʒ], (Verb)

Definitions:
- estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of
(e.g: astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness)

- measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge
(e.g: when dry, the assemblies can be gauged exactly and planed to width)


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