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gauge

gauge (gage)

 
pronunciation:
geIj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: gaged, gages, gaging, gauged, gauges, gauging
definition 1: to make an estimate of; judge.
The speaker incorrectly gauged the reactions of his audience.
similar words:
appraise, calculate, consider, evaluate, judge, reckon
definition 2: to measure exactly the size or contents of.
similar words:
measure
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an accepted scale for measuring.
definition 2: a device used to make a measurement.
a pressure gauge
 
similar words:
instrument
definition 3: a procedure or criterion for making a judgment.
a gauge of ability
similar words:
criterion
definition 4: the size, range, or extent of something.
definition 5: a standard of measuring, as for the distance between railroad tracks, the thickness of wire, or the inner diameter of shotgun barrels.
derivation: gaugeable (adj.)
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