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# Calculate vs. Gauge

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Calculateverb

To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.

‘Calculate the square root of 3 to 10 decimal places.’;

Gaugenoun

A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard

Calculateverb

To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process; reckon.

Gaugenoun

An act of measuring.

Calculateverb

To plan; to expect; to think.

Gaugenoun

Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the level, state, dimensions or forms of things

Calculateverb

To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of.

‘to calculate or cast one's nativity’;

Gaugenoun

A thickness of sheet metal or wire designated by any of several numbering schemes.

Calculateverb

To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end.

‘to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people’;

Gaugenoun

(rail transport) The distance between the rails of a railway.

Calculateverb

To ascertain or determine by mathematical processes, usually by the ordinary rules of arithmetic; to reckon up; to estimate; to compute.

‘A calencar exacity calculated than any othe.’;

Gaugenoun

A semi-norm; a function that assigns a non-negative size to all vectors in a vector space.

Calculateverb

To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of; as, to calculate or cast one's nativity.

‘A cunning man did calculate my birth.’;

Gaugenoun

(knitting) The number of stitches per inch, centimetre, or other unit of distance.

Calculateverb

To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end; as, to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people.

‘[Religion] is . . . calculated for our benefit.’;

Gaugenoun

(nautical) Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind.

‘A vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.’;

Calculateverb

To plan; to expect; to think.

Gaugenoun

(nautical) The depth to which a vessel sinks in the water.

Calculateverb

To make a calculation; to forecast consequences; to estimate; to compute.

‘The strong passions, whether good or bad, never calculate.’;

Gaugenoun

(plastering) The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to make it set more quickly.

Calculateverb

make a mathematical calculation or computation

Gaugenoun

That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.

Calculateverb

judge to be probable

Gaugenoun

(firearms) A unit of measurement which describes how many spheres of bore diameter of a shotgun can be had from one pound of lead; 12 gauge is roughly equivalent to .75 caliber.

Calculateverb

keep an account of

Gaugenoun

A shotgun (synecdoche for 12 gauge shotgun, the most common chambering for combat and hunting shotguns).

Calculateverb

Gaugenoun

A tunnel-like ear piercing consisting of a hollow ring embedded in the lobe.

Calculateverb

specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To measure or determine with a gauge; to measure the capacity of.

Calculateverb

have faith or confidence in;

‘you can count on me to help you any time’; ‘Look to your friends for support’; ‘You can bet on that!’; ‘Depend on your family in times of crisis’;

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To estimate.

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To appraise the character or ability of; to judge of.

Gaugeverb

To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it.

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To mix (a quantity of ordinary plaster) with a quantity of plaster of Paris.

Gaugeverb

(transitive) To chip, hew or polish (stones, bricks, etc) to a standard size and/or shape.

Gaugeverb

To measure or determine with a gauge.

Gaugeverb

To measure or to ascertain the contents or the capacity of, as of a pipe, barrel, or keg.

Gaugeverb

To measure the dimensions of, or to test the accuracy of the form of, as of a part of a gunlock.

‘The vanes nicely gauged on each side.’;

Gaugeverb

To draw into equidistant gathers by running a thread through it, as cloth or a garment.

Gaugeverb

To measure the capacity, character, or ability of; to estimate; to judge of.

‘You shall not gauge meBy what we do to-night.’;

Gaugenoun

A measure; a standard of measure; an instrument to determine dimensions, distance, or capacity; a standard.

‘This plate must be a gauge to file your worm and groove to equal breadth by.’; ‘There is not in our hands any fixed gauge of minds.’;

Gaugenoun

Measure; dimensions; estimate.

‘The gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt.’;

Gaugenoun

Any instrument for ascertaining or regulating the dimensions or forms of things; a templet or template; as, a button maker's gauge.

Gaugenoun

Any instrument or apparatus for measuring the state of a phenomenon, or for ascertaining its numerical elements at any moment; - usually applied to some particular instrument; as, a rain gauge; a steam gauge.

Gaugenoun

Relative positions of two or more vessels with reference to the wind; as, a vessel has the weather gauge of another when on the windward side of it, and the lee gauge when on the lee side of it.

Gaugenoun

The distance between the rails of a railway.

Gaugenoun

The quantity of plaster of Paris used with common plaster to accelerate its setting.

Gaugenoun

That part of a shingle, slate, or tile, which is exposed to the weather, when laid; also, one course of such shingles, slates, or tiles.

Gaugenoun

a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.

Gaugenoun

accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared

Gaugenoun

the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train

Gaugenoun

the thickness of wire

Gaugenoun

diameter of a tube or gun barrel

Gaugeverb

judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time);

‘I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds’;

Gaugeverb

rub to a uniform size;

‘gauge bricks’;

Gaugeverb

determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation;

‘gauge the wine barrels’;

Gaugeverb

measure precisely and against a standard;

‘the wire is gauged’;

Gaugeverb

‘gauge the instruments’;

Gaugeverb

mix in specific proportions;

‘gauge plaster’;

Gaugenoun

an instrument that measures and gives a visual display of the amount, level, or contents of something

‘a fuel gauge’;

Gaugenoun

a tool for checking whether something conforms to a desired dimension

‘mark out the details of the angled surfaces with a knife and gauge’;

Gaugenoun

a means of estimating something

‘emigration is perhaps the best gauge of public unease’;

Gaugenoun

the thickness, size, or capacity of something, especially as a standard measure.

Gaugenoun

the diameter of a wire, fibre, tube, etc.

‘a fine 0.018-inch gauge wire’;

Gaugenoun

a measure of the diameter of a gun barrel, or of its ammunition, expressed as the number of spherical pieces of shot of the same diameter as the barrel that can be made from 1 lb (454 g) of lead

‘a 12-gauge shotgun’;

Gaugenoun

the thickness of sheet metal or plastic

‘500-gauge polythene’;

Gaugenoun

the distance between the rails of a line of railway track

‘the line was laid to a gauge of 2 ft 9 ins’;

Gaugenoun

the position of a sailing ship to windward (the weather gage) or leeward (the lee gage) of another

‘the French fleet was heavily outnumbered but had the weather gage’;

Gaugeverb

estimate or determine the amount, level, or volume of

‘astronomers can gauge the star's intrinsic brightness’;

Gaugeverb

judge or assess (a situation, mood, etc.)

‘she was unable to gauge his mood’;

Gaugeverb

measure the dimensions of (an object) with a gauge

‘when dry the assemblies can be gauged exactly’;

Gaugeverb