Gauge may refer to:

In measurements:

* American wire gauge, a measurement of diameter of a wire
* Gauge (bore diameter), the diameter of a shotgun barrel
* Stubs Iron Wire Gauge, which corresponds to the diameter of a hypodermic needle
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* Sheet metal gauge, thickness of metal in sheet form - varies by composition
* Gauge (engineering), any of a variety of measuring instrument
* Sight glass for measuring liquid level heights in storage tanks and pressure vessels
* Gauge blocks, precision measuring standards (Johansson or slip gauges)
* Boost gauge, a gauge used in conjunction with turbo- super-chargers
* Pressure gauge or vacuum gauge, see pressure measurement
* Stream gauge for measuring height and discharge of a river or stream
* The size of a stretched piercing, see stretching (body piercing)
* Film gauge, a physical property of film stock which defines its size
* For gauges on a car dashboard, see Instrument panel
*ANOVA Gauge R&R, a statistical tool to measure variation arising from the measurement device and its operators

In mathematics and physics:

* Gauge (mathematics), a seminorm, a concept related to convex sets
* Gauge theory
* Gauge fixing

In railroads:

* Rail gauge, the distance between the two rails forming a railroad track
* Standard gauge
* Narrow gauge railway
* Broad gauge
* Loading gauge - maximum width and height of engines and loaded wagons, etc.
* Structure gauge - minimum size of bridges, tunnels, platforms, etc.
* Axle load - maximum weight of axles for a given track
* Break of gauge


* Gauge (knitting), the number of stitches in a given length
* Change of gauge (aviation), when an aircraft type changes at a stopping point of a direct flight
* Gauge (porn star), the stage name of a pornographic film star
* Gauge, post hardcore band from Chicago, IL.
* 12 Gauge, a Canadian country music group, see Emerson Drive

See also

* Gage

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  • Gauge — Gauge, n. [Written also gage.] 1. A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard. [1913 Webster] This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by. Moxon. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gauge — [gāj] n. [ME < NormFr: see the GAUGE vt.] 1. a standard measure or scale of measurement 2. dimensions, capacity, thickness, etc. 3. any device for measuring something, as the thickness of wire, the dimensions of a machined part, the amount of… …   English World dictionary

  • Gauge — (g[=a]j), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gauged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gauging}] [OF. gaugier, F. jauger, cf. OF. gauge gauge, measuring rod, F. jauge; of uncertain origin; perh. fr. an assumed L. qualificare to determine the qualities of a thing (see… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gauge — (ingl.) En lenguaje técnico, medida de la *distancia o el *hueco de ciertas cosas; por ejemplo, el tamaño del punto en los tejidos de punto, o la distancia entre los rieles de una *vía. * * * En física, las teorías extensamente aceptadas del… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gauge — bezeichnet: Gauge (Technik), Maße für Größenangaben, speziell Eichmaße und Endmaße, sowie Messgeräte, speziell Messuhren, Messlehren oder Schieblehren Gauge (Fluss), Fluss in Nordwest England Gauge (Pornodarstellerin) (* 1980), amerikanische… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gauge — (v.) ascertain by exact measurements, mid 15c., from Anglo Fr. gauge (mid 14c.), from O.N.Fr. gauger (O.Fr. jauger), from gauge gauging rod, perhaps from Frankish *galgo rod, pole for measuring (Cf. O.N. gelgja pole, perch, O.H.G. galgo; see… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gauge — [geidʒ] das; <aus engl. gauge »Normalmaß« zu altfr. gauger »messen«, weitere Herkunft unsicher> in der Strumpffabrikation Maß zur Angabe der Maschenzahl u. damit zur Feinheit des Erzeugnisses; Abk.: gg …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • gauge — [n] measure, standard barometer, basis, benchmark, bore, capacity, check, criterion, degree, depth, example, exemplar, extent, guide, guideline, height, indicator, magnitude, mark, meter, model, norm, pattern, rule, sample, scale, scope, size,… …   New thesaurus

  • gauge — sb. (fk.), gauge (mål for masketæthed i strik) …   Dansk ordbog

  • gauge — (chiefly US also gage) ► NOUN 1) an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something. 2) the thickness, size, or capacity of a wire, sheet, tube, bullet, etc., especially as a standard measure. 3) …   English terms dictionary

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