Translation of gauge in Spanish:
- 1 (estimate)(size/distance/amount)
- You can only gauge how well any tool works by putting it into action.
- The enzyme's angular torque profile under load can be gauged by measuring the average curvature and the stochastic fluctuations of actin filaments.
- Researchers also recorded the subjects' body mass index - a measure used to gauge obesity.
- 2 (judge, assess)(possibilities/effects)
- Whips try to gauge the mood of members, assess how they will express their unhappiness with party policies, and cajole, bully, or conciliate the potential dissident.
- Usually she could gauge his moods but this was an extreme situation.
- I had now learned to gauge her emotional moods like a seismologist reads a Richter scale.
- 3 (measure)Example sentences
- It had 400 full-time people working in the water and soil division, gauging the rivers and measuring the flows.
- It isn't a tangible quantity; it can't be measured or gauged.
- Wendy pulled out a tape measure and gauged the distance between the side of the dryer and the wall.
- 1 (instrument) a pressure/temperature/depth gaugeun indicador de presión/temperatura/profundidadoil/fuel gaugeindicador (del nivel) del aceite/de la gasolinaExample sentences
- On some equipment, a visual sight glass or gauge shows fluid levels without opening the system, while on others a dipstick or other manual measuring device is used.
- Its new electric utility vehicle features a fuel gauge that displays the current level of battery power.
- On a desktop computer in the debrief room, you can display flight instruments, gauges, flight paths, and tactical plots.
- 2 2.1 (measurement)(of fibre) galga (feminine)Example sentences2.2 (measure, indication) an accurate gauge of popular feeling
un fiel indicio del sentir popularExample sentences
- If you get a good tent, it's 60 gauges, about 130 pounds, it can take care of a family of five to seven throughout the winter, and you can have some items inside the tent that will keep the family warm.
- A rough analogy: using a net of a certain gauge will fail to catch fish of a certain size, but these uncaught ones are not a definite category of fish.
- Other popular fabrics for the season include corduroy, but in a finer gauge than was worn during the autumn and winter, and very fine woollens and knitwear.
- To him the gauge of ‘rightness’ is inclusion in and support by the major and calcified institutions to which Trudeau has been admitted.
- You know, sometimes the police ask questions when they know the answers because that's giving you a gauge of what kind of person you're dealing with.
- But given the political progress, that should not necessarily be considered an accurate gauge of the enemy's future.
- 3 (Railways) (width of track) narrow gaugevía (feminine) estrecha
trocha (feminine) angosta (Southern Cone)Example sentences
- Narrow Gauge is a description of a railway's track gauge.
- Incidentally, the references to the Australian system are to the way its (state-run) railways ended up with three separate track gauges.
- Alternatively, we could work with a narrower gauge track for the meantime and upgrade the line as need be.
- 4 (of shotgun)(American English)
calibre (masculine)Example sentences
- For example, suppose you accidentally loaded a 20-gauge shell into a 12 - gauge shotgun.
- In the loft they found a sawn-off, single-barrel 12 - gauge shotgun, a cartridge belt and a number of cartridges which were compatible with the gun.
- She said he did not have a permit for any of the weapons he was carrying: a semiautomatic assault rifle, a 12 - gauge shotgun and a pistol.
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