gauge


gauge
I [geɪdʒ]
nome
1) (for gun) calibro m.; (of metal) spessore m.; (of needle, screw) diametro m.
2) ferr. scartamento m.

narrow gauge — scartamento ridotto

3) (measuring instrument) misuratore m.

fuel gauge — aut. aer. indicatore del livello di benzina

4) (way of judging) criterio m. di misurazione

it's a good gauge of character — è un buon metro per giudicare il carattere

II [geɪdʒ]
verbo transitivo
1) (measure accurately) misurare [diameter, distance, quantity]; misurare il diametro di [screw]
2) (estimate) valutare [reaction]
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[ɡei‹] 1. verb
1) (to measure (something) very accurately: They gauged the hours of sunshine.) calcolare
2) (to estimate, judge: Can you gauge her willingness to help?) valutare
2. noun
1) (an instrument for measuring amount, size, speed etc: a petrol gauge.) indicatore di livello
2) (a standard size (of wire, bullets etc): gauge wire.) calibro
3) (the distance between the rails of a railway line.) scartamento
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[ɡeɪdʒ]
1. n
(standard measure: of bullet) calibro, (of pipe, wire) diametro, (of railway track) scartamento, (instrument) indicatore m di livello, fig metro, criterio

petrol gauge Am; gas gauge — indicatore m or spia della benzina

oil gauge — spia dell'olio

pressure gauge — manometro

2. vt
(temperature, pressure) misurare, (fig: sb's capabilities, character) valutare, stimare

distance is gauged in kilometres rather than miles — la distanza viene misurata in chilometri piuttosto che in miglia

he gauged the distance — ha calcolato la distanza

a survey to gauge consumer reaction — un sondaggio per valutare la reazione dei consumatori

to gauge the right moment — calcolare or valutare il momento giusto

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gauge /geɪdʒ/
n.
1 (mecc.) calibro
2 apparecchio (o strumento) per misurare; indicatore di livello; (autom.) spia (a indice o lancetta); manometro; asticella graduata: (autom.) petrol gauge (USA: gas gauge), spia (del livello) della benzina; (autom.) temperature gauge, spia (della temperatura) dell'acqua; pressure gauge, manometro; indicatore della pressione
3 (mil.) calibro: the gauge of a rifle, il calibro di una carabina
4 (mecc.) diametro; spessore
5 (anche fig.) misura base; criterio di misurazione; norma; stima: to take the gauge of st., fare la stima di qc.; calcolare qc.
6 (ferr.) scartamento: standard gauge, scartamento normale; broad (o wide) gauge, scartamento allargato; a narrow-gauge railway, una ferrovia a scartamento ridotto
7 (autom.) carreggiata
8 (tecn.) maschera di controllo
9 (elettr.) gauge
● (mecc.) gauge pressure, pressione relativa.
(to) gauge /geɪdʒ/
v. t.
1 misurare (con uno strumento di precisione): to gauge the diameter of a bolt, misurare il diametro d'un bullone
2 (fig.) calcolare, stimare, valutare: to gauge a cask, calcolare la capacità d'una botte; to gauge sb.'s strength, valutare la forza di q.; to gauge the distance, valutare la distanza
3 (mecc.) calibrare; ridurre alle dimensioni (grossezza, ecc.) normali (o volute); tarare (uno strumento)
4 (edil.) uniformare (pietre); mescolare (intonaco)
● (fig.) to gauge sb.'s mood, sondare lo stato d'animo in cui si trova q. □ (edil.) gauging plaster, intonaco di gesso e grassello di calce □ (naut.) gauging rod, asta di sonda; stazza.
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I [geɪdʒ]
nome
1) (for gun) calibro m.; (of metal) spessore m.; (of needle, screw) diametro m.
2) ferr. scartamento m.

narrow gauge — scartamento ridotto

3) (measuring instrument) misuratore m.

fuel gauge — aut. aer. indicatore del livello di benzina

4) (way of judging) criterio m. di misurazione

it's a good gauge of character — è un buon metro per giudicare il carattere

II [geɪdʒ]
verbo transitivo
1) (measure accurately) misurare [diameter, distance, quantity]; misurare il diametro di [screw]
2) (estimate) valutare [reaction]

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