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gauge

Pronunciation: /geɪdʒ/
, (in American English also/en inglés norteamericano también) gage

Translation of gauge in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (estimate) [size/distance/amount] calcular
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (judge, assess) [character] juzgar*, evaluar*; [possibilities/effects] evaluar*
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.3 (measure) medir*
    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.

noun/nombre

  • 1 (instrument) indicador (masculine) a pressure/temperature/depth gauge un indicador de presión/temperatura/profundidad oil/fuel gauge indicador (del nivel) del aceite/de la gasolina

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