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Gauge may refer to a measurement gauge, a mathematical or physical science gauge, a railway standard, or other.

Gauge In Measurement

  • Gauge (instrument), any of a variety of measuring instruments, such as gauges on a car dashboard.
  • Gauge blocks, metal blocks of precisely known length, used in measuring
  • 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
  • Unit of thickness used for thin plastics; 1 gauge = 1/100 mil = 1/100,000 inch = 25.4/100000 millimetre = 0.254 micrometre
  • Sheet metal gauge, thickness of metal in sheet form
  • Sight glass or water gauge for measuring liquid level heights in storage tanks and pressure vessels
  • 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 piercing jewelry thickness and a stretched piercing (see stretching (body piercing))
  • Film gauge, a physical property of film stock which defines its size
  • ANOVA gauge R&R, a statistical tool to measure variation arising from the measurement device and its operators
  • Air core gauge, a type of rotary actuator often used in automotive instruments
  • Needle gauge for comparing outer diameter of medical needles

Gauge In Mathematics And Physical Sciences=

  • Gauge theory
  • Gauge integral
  • Gauge fixing

Gauge As A Railway Standard

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

Gauge In Other Contexts

  • 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 (person), the stage name of a pornographic actress
  • Gauge (band), post-hardcore band from Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • 12 Gauge, a Canadian country music group (see Emerson Drive)
  • 12 Gauge (rapper), a 1990s rapper from Augusta, Georgia, USA
  • Stretching (body piercing), which is often referred to as "gauges"/"gauging".