Translation of gauge in Spanish:

gauge

calcular, v.

(US gage)

Pronunciation /ɡeɪdʒ//ɡeɪdʒ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (estimate)
    (amount/size/distance) calcular
    • This approach of measuring user performance helps us gauge the quality of our improvements through successive rounds of refinement of the architecture.
    • When taken together, these two measurements can help people who engage in addictive behaviors gauge their progression into addiction.
    • While the report speaks glowingly about the positive economic spinoffs of a healthy arts community, measuring a city's culture isn't the same as gauging the impact of, say, its manufacturing sector.
    • Radar gun readings gauge the raw ability of pitchers, but no such measure exists for hitters.
    • To gauge the right quantity of the stabilizer, consult the instructions on its can.
    • A measure of the popularity of this district can be gauged by the bookings.
    • Doctors are now better at using indirect measures to gauge pain and the effectiveness of treatment, and self controlled analgesia and epidural anaesthesia have been adapted for use in children.
    • The researchers relied on a measure known as body mass index to gauge obesity.
    • The consultation process is part of a Government exercise to gauge public support for a directly elected regional assembly for Yorkshire and the Humber.
    • That portrait paradigm measured an image's accuracy by gauging its success in representing the precise topography of its subject's face.
    • The correlation between size - as measured by fanbase - and stature - as gauged by success - used to be universal.
    • Targeted mostly at men, the program gauges fat loss through waist measurement, not weight, and encourages lifestyle changes, such as eating differently and exercising more.
    • What's the best way then to measure particle pollution so that we can gauge the full impact of diesel exhaust?
    • The researchers note that their study only measured eye movement, and did not directly gauge a driver's concentration or attention.
    • 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.
    • How do we measure democracy or gauge our transformation over the last ten years?
    • They attempted to gauge sediment deposits over that period by measuring core-layer fluctuations in the ratio of barium to calcium.
    • The length of his contract is measured in years, but his popularity and competence are gauged from game to game, on a sliding scale that depends largely on what hot coaches are on the market.
    • Researchers also recorded the subjects' body mass index - a measure used to gauge obesity.
  • 2

    (judge, assess)
    (character) juzgar
    (character) evaluar
    (effects/possibilities) evaluar
    • Armed with information he could gauge the situation, perhaps simply buying cheap or, more subtly, offering new violins for old.
    • No longer, then, do we call upon the great books or teachings of western culture to measure our words or gauge our actions.
    • In the end the party was a success, and I gauge that on a few measures.
    • Under that model, teachers, students, and schools are gauged by how their test scores measure up.
    • The big decisions can wait until the summer after he has had a chance to gauge the situation.
    • 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.
    • The measure of what I say can be gauged from our treatment of our emigrants.
    • I had now learned to gauge her emotional moods like a seismologist reads a Richter scale.
    • Leaders should then take the process one step further by setting specific goals - the measures for gauging whether or not they're getting close to fulfilling their mission.
    • By what measures do you gauge your endorsement?
    • Since then sociologists and pollsters have returned periodically to gauge the mood of Middle America.
    • Usually she could gauge his moods but this was an extreme situation.
    • Not in recent memory has it been so difficult to gauge the prospects for going public, but a veteran entrepreneur helps clear things up.
    • It wasn't just the rain that made me less than enthusiastic as I listened to the speeches and tried to gauge the mood around me.
    • They sat gauging the situation by their mother's expression.
    • The toughest part of their work is the futility of using quantitative measurements to gauge performance.
    • It's also a valuable and necessary means of measuring the facility department's performance and gauging areas where improvement may be needed.
    • These types really reflect different ways of gauging the validity of a measure of a concept.
    • It looks as if our ‘leaders’ are listening to the poor, that they are using the opportunity provided by electioneering to gauge the public mood.
    • But as an election is less than a year away, most political activists will prefer to save their energies for gauging public mood and speculation about who will be bed down politically with whom thereafter.
  • 3

    (measure)
    medir
    • The machine gauges the coin's weight and dimensions very quickly.
    • We looked for a scale or some measuring instrument and eventually found a makeshift stick to gauge the quantity left.
    • 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

  • 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
    • He was still travelling at a reckless speed, but he didn't dare slow down as the needle on the fuel gauge had dropped to the lowest possible level.
    • To that end, manufacturers continue to refine the location of switches, gauges, and display panels so the operator can see them quickly and easily.
    • Historically, pressure has been measured with gauges that monitor the displacement of a mechanical element.
    • He also checked the two visual fuel gauges on the left forward face of the bomb bay bulkhead behind the flight deck.
    • The Environment Agency's rain level gauges around the region confirmed the intensity of the downpour.
    • The fuel gauges indicated between 180 and 190 pounds per side as we cleared the active runway.
    • Your eyes are riveted to the fuel and engine gauges - flow meter, mixture, tachometer, manifold pressure.
    • Its new electric utility vehicle features a fuel gauge that displays the current level of battery power.
    • When I made an instrument approach, the fuel gauge was on empty.
    • I scanned the engine instruments and hydraulic gauges and was relieved to find normal indications.
    • The gauge automatically holds and displays the exact weight and will provide you with an average of up to 10 readings.
    • It includes a four-cup drink holder, center storage basket, low oil and fuel gauges or a state-of-charge meter.
    • Above ground, computerized gauges monitor soil settlement to aid with the grouting operations.
    • They even added educational features, such as exposed equipment gauges and meters, so students could track the amount of energy the school is saving.
    • 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.
    • This type of blower door has several gauges that measure the amount of air pulled out of the house by the fan.
    • On a desktop computer in the debrief room, you can display flight instruments, gauges, flight paths, and tactical plots.
    • Two displacement gauges are installed at the opposite side of the plate, which is averaged to determine the ground displacement.
    • What is required is a coordinated international system of pressure sensors and water level gauges linked by reliable communications to a centre for the rapid processing, analysis and release of alerts.
    • Early in the session, both market gauges hit their highest levels since June 3, 2002.
  • 2

    • 2.1(measurement)

      calibre masculine
      (of fibre) galga feminine
      • 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.
      • To judge the quality of a tufted carpet, look at both the number of stitches per inch and the gauge.
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Silk chiffon and fine gauge were paraded alongside high-ribbed cashmere sweaters in contrasting colours.

    • 2.2(measure, indication)

      indicio masculine
      an accurate gauge of popular feeling un fiel indicio del sentir popular
      • 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.
      • The inclination to see wealth as a gauge of human worth goes back a long way.
      • Cindy… if you're using me as a reality gauge you need urgent medical help.
      • It gives you a visual gauge on your cycle breathing, with a few bits and pieces.
      • Lists have become an all-pervading gauge of how we categorise and celebrate the achievements of that particular tribe of mankind who have chosen to live in the public eye.
      • But to measure a language by its literature is not necessarily an accurate gauge of its health at street-level.
      • A study addresses how economic status is no longer a sufficient gauge of a nation's well-being.
      • Many teachers argue the national tests are not a proper gauge of whether children can read or write and many who ‘fail’ are literate.
      • Existing rateable values - a gauge of rental values - are based on a snapshot of the economy in 1993.
      • It's the newest gauge of how vigilant a parent you are.
      • But given the political progress, that should not necessarily be considered an accurate gauge of the enemy's future.
      • What I do have problems with is having to change my counter so I can get an accurate gauge of things.
      • He has his own gauge of whether his dishes work or not.
      • To him the gauge of ‘rightness’ is inclusion in and support by the major and calcified institutions to which Trudeau has been admitted.
      • These entropic effects are necessary for calculating free energies, which are the true gauges of conformational stability at equilibrium.
      • End-systolic dimension is another helpful gauge in determining the need for surgery.
      • While focus groups do not provide a representative sample, they do offer a gauge of general attitudes.
      • If so, do you check the motor vehicle driving record of power boat operators as a gauge of their driving habits?
      • It's still a great gauge of an artist's popularity, and it tells the business world that the record company is doing things right.
      • I always felt that I had a good gauge of what the market prices were and such.

  • 3

    Railways
    (width of track)
    entrevía feminine
    ancho de vía masculine Spain
    trocha feminine Southern Cone
    narrow gauge vía estrecha feminine
    • The dual gauge rail loop will give trains from regional areas direct access to North Quay in the inner harbour.
    • Incidentally, the references to the Australian system are to the way its (state-run) railways ended up with three separate track gauges.
    • What was even more striking was that seven had never seen ‘a railway’ though a metre gauge line runs through the district for almost 1000 miles.
    • It is the gauge used by almost every railway in North America, but this wasn't always the case.
    • You couldn't get on the one train and catch that same train all the way round Australia because of different rail gauges.
    • The colonies built their lines with different gauges.
    • The gauge on the railways are all different, so that you can't travel any distance by train without having to change.
    • It owns and runs a miniature railway that has a five-inch gauge track 1,605 ft long.
    • Because of different rail gauges, sometimes freight had to be unloaded and then reloaded on boxcars.
    • Alternatively, we could work with a narrower gauge track for the meantime and upgrade the line as need be.
    • Multiple currencies are as sensible as different rail gauges and different power sockets - they are an anachronistic inconvenience and costly.
    • In Japan they built their Shinkansen lines to a different gauge from the rest of the network precisely because it made it impossible for other types of trains to use it.
    • It cannot manufacture for export because of different gauges used in railways abroad.
    • The book ranges over countless topics, from the share market to academia to rail gauges.
    • The angular transducer data are used for the assessment of the track gauge and to determine the trolley wobble between the rails.
    • Most notoriously, the colonies built rail systems with different track gauges.
    • To slow them down they built their tracks using a wider gauge.
    • While on the Australian federal system, I could also mention that Australia uses three different incompatible railway gauges, and the only states that use the same gauge as each other have no common borders.
    • Narrow Gauge is a description of a railway's track gauge.
    • They made their rail gauge 5 feet, as opposed to the usual 4 feet 8 ½ inches used by Germany.
  • 4US

    (of shotgun)
    calibre masculine
    • A 12 - gauge shotgun firing bean bags, or small sacks filled with sand, suffered the same defect.
    • At the other end of the spectrum is the mundane 12 - gauge pump shotgun.
    • These targets malfunctioned on at least two stages, especially with 20 gauge ammo, leading to concern about equitable scoring.
    • When I began hunting, there were a lot of 16 - gauge shotguns around.
    • This is a luxury the tank provides, a fine opportunity to use a lighter gauge for closer shots.
    • Evidence of this has been recovered from the wrecks of the San Juan de Sicilia in Tobermory Bay and La Trinidad Valencera in the form of gunners' rules and shot gauges.
    • They both had automatic 12 - gauge shotguns, and I'm going to say that each one was carrying a satchel filled with four boxes of ammo.
    • The future should include an increasing variety of gauges, barrel lengths and sport-specific models.
    • Adapters and wads are available for most handgun and rifle calibers, and 12 - gauge shotguns.
    • There's nothing more fun than a good, lively debate about shotgun gauges.
    • Reaching for the riding crop and the 12 gauge, I check the oiling.
    • 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.
    • He said he saw a bandoleer, which held 12 - gauge shotgun shells, but no guns.
    • 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.
    • In whatever vehicle he was driving, a double-barreled, 12 - gauge shotgun resided somewhere near at hand.
    • Most shooters described it as similar to a 12 - gauge shotgun.
    • Some of his deep throws died like a duck hit with a bullet from a 12 - gauge shotgun.
    • It can manage any bore size from .22 to 10 gauge and barrels up to 30 inches long.
    • For example, suppose you accidentally loaded a 20-gauge shell into a 12 - gauge shotgun.
    • The thickness of those seven pages is approximately equal to the constriction of a modified choke in a 12 - gauge barrel.