Translation of gauge in Spanish:


calcular, v.

(US gage)

Pronunciation /ɡeɪdʒ//ɡeɪdʒ/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (amount/size/distance) calcular
    • Radar gun readings gauge the raw ability of pitchers, but no such measure exists for hitters.
    • 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.
    • When taken together, these two measurements can help people who engage in addictive behaviors gauge their progression into addiction.
    • The consultation process is part of a Government exercise to gauge public support for a directly elected regional assembly for Yorkshire and the Humber.
    • The researchers note that their study only measured eye movement, and did not directly gauge a driver's concentration or attention.
    • The researchers relied on a measure known as body mass index to gauge obesity.
    • Researchers also recorded the subjects' body mass index - a measure used to gauge obesity.
    • What's the best way then to measure particle pollution so that we can gauge the full impact of diesel exhaust?
    • The enzyme's angular torque profile under load can be gauged by measuring the average curvature and the stochastic fluctuations of actin filaments.
    • 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.
    • 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 correlation between size - as measured by fanbase - and stature - as gauged by success - used to be universal.
    • A measure of the popularity of this district can be gauged by the bookings.
    • You can only gauge how well any tool works by putting it into action.
    • To gauge the right quantity of the stabilizer, consult the instructions on its can.
    • They attempted to gauge sediment deposits over that period by measuring core-layer fluctuations in the ratio of barium to calcium.
    • That portrait paradigm measured an image's accuracy by gauging its success in representing the precise topography of its subject's face.
    • How do we measure democracy or gauge our transformation over the last ten years?
    • 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.
    • This approach of measuring user performance helps us gauge the quality of our improvements through successive rounds of refinement of the architecture.
  • 2

    (judge, assess)
    (character) juzgar
    (character) evaluar
    (possibilities/effects) evaluar
    • They sat gauging the situation by their mother's expression.
    • Since then sociologists and pollsters have returned periodically to gauge the mood of Middle America.
    • The measure of what I say can be gauged from our treatment of our emigrants.
    • 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.
    • Not in recent memory has it been so difficult to gauge the prospects for going public, but a veteran entrepreneur helps clear things up.
    • By what measures do you gauge your endorsement?
    • 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.
    • Armed with information he could gauge the situation, perhaps simply buying cheap or, more subtly, offering new violins for old.
    • These types really reflect different ways of gauging the validity of a measure of a concept.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • The big decisions can wait until the summer after he has had a chance to gauge the situation.
    • It's also a valuable and necessary means of measuring the facility department's performance and gauging areas where improvement may be needed.
    • 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.
    • Under that model, teachers, students, and schools are gauged by how their test scores measure up.
    • The toughest part of their work is the futility of using quantitative measurements to gauge performance.
  • 3

    • The machine gauges the coin's weight and dimensions very quickly.
    • It isn't a tangible quantity; it can't be measured or gauged.
    • We looked for a scale or some measuring instrument and eventually found a makeshift stick to gauge the quantity left.
    • Wendy pulled out a tape measure and gauged the distance between the side of the dryer and the wall.
    • It had 400 full-time people working in the water and soil division, gauging the rivers and measuring the flows.


  • 1

    indicador masculine
    a pressure/temperature/depth gauge un indicador de presión/temperatura/profundidad
    • oil/fuel gauge indicador (del nivel) del aceite/de la gasolina
    • When I made an instrument approach, the fuel gauge was on empty.
    • 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.
    • Early in the session, both market gauges hit their highest levels since June 3, 2002.
    • Its new electric utility vehicle features a fuel gauge that displays the current level of battery power.
    • 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.
    • Above ground, computerized gauges monitor soil settlement to aid with the grouting operations.
    • Your eyes are riveted to the fuel and engine gauges - flow meter, mixture, tachometer, manifold pressure.
    • 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.
    • The Environment Agency's rain level gauges around the region confirmed the intensity of the downpour.
    • I scanned the engine instruments and hydraulic gauges and was relieved to find normal indications.
    • The fuel gauges indicated between 180 and 190 pounds per side as we cleared the active runway.
    • Historically, pressure has been measured with gauges that monitor the displacement of a mechanical element.
    • This type of blower door has several gauges that measure the amount of air pulled out of the house by the fan.
    • 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.
    • They even added educational features, such as exposed equipment gauges and meters, so students could track the amount of energy the school is saving.
    • He also checked the two visual fuel gauges on the left forward face of the bomb bay bulkhead behind the flight deck.
  • 2

    • 2.1(measurement)

      calibre masculine
      (of fibre) galga feminine
      • 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.
      • 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.
      • Silk chiffon and fine gauge were paraded alongside high-ribbed cashmere sweaters in contrasting colours.
      • 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.

    • 2.2(measure, indication)

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

  • 3

    (width of track)
    entrevía feminine
    ancho de vía masculine Spain
    trocha feminine Southern Cone
    narrow gauge vía estrecha feminine
    • 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.
    • They made their rail gauge 5 feet, as opposed to the usual 4 feet 8 ½ inches used by Germany.
    • The gauge on the railways are all different, so that you can't travel any distance by train without having to change.
    • The dual gauge rail loop will give trains from regional areas direct access to North Quay in the inner harbour.
    • It owns and runs a miniature railway that has a five-inch gauge track 1,605 ft long.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • It is the gauge used by almost every railway in North America, but this wasn't always the case.
    • Because of different rail gauges, sometimes freight had to be unloaded and then reloaded on boxcars.
    • To slow them down they built their tracks using a wider gauge.
    • Multiple currencies are as sensible as different rail gauges and different power sockets - they are an anachronistic inconvenience and costly.
    • Most notoriously, the colonies built rail systems with different track gauges.
    • 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.
    • Narrow Gauge is a description of a railway's track gauge.
    • 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.
    • It cannot manufacture for export because of different gauges used in railways abroad.
    • Alternatively, we could work with a narrower gauge track for the meantime and upgrade the line as need be.
    • Incidentally, the references to the Australian system are to the way its (state-run) railways ended up with three separate track gauges.
  • 4US

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