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gauge

US [ɡeɪdʒ]
UK [ɡeɪdʒ]
  • n.厚度;标准;测量仪器(或仪表);计量器
  • v.估计;判定;估算;(用仪器)测量
  • Web量规;轨距
Plural Form:gauges  Present Participle:gauging  Past Tense:gauged  
gauge
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n.
1.
测量仪器(或仪表);计量器an instrument for measuring the amount or level of sth
a fuel/petrol/temperature, etc. gauge
燃料表、汽油量表、温度计等
2.
宽度;厚度a measurement of the width or thickness of sth
What gauge of wire do we need?
我们需要多大直径的金属丝?
3.
(枪管的)口径a measurement of the width of the barrel of a gun
a 12-gauge shotgun
12 号猎枪
4.
(铁道的)轨距;(火车的)轮距the distance between the rails of a railway/railroad track or the wheels of a train
standard gauge(= 56½ inches in Britain)
标准轨距(在英国为 56.5 英寸)
a narrow gauge(= narrower than standard) railway
窄轨铁路
5.
[ususing]
~ (of sth)
(用于估计或判断的)事实,依据,尺度,标准a fact or an event that can be used to estimate or judge sth
Tomorrow's game against Arsenal will be a good gauge of their promotion chances.
明天与阿森纳队的比赛是衡量他们能否晋级的很好依据。
v.
1.
判定,判断(尤指人的感情或态度)to make a judgement about sth, especially people's feelings or attitudes
They interviewed employees to gauge their reaction to the changes.
他们与雇员面谈以判定他们的应变能力。
He tried to gauge her mood.
他试图揣摩她的心情。
It was difficult to gauge whether she was angry or not.
很难判断她是否在生气。
2.
~ sth
(用仪器)测量to measure sth accurately using a special instrument
precision instruments that can gauge the diameter to a fraction of a millimetre
可测出直径为若干分之一毫米的精密仪器
3.
~ sth.~ how, what, etc.…
估计;估算to calculate sth approximately
We were able to gauge the strength of the wind from the movement of the trees.
我们可根据树的摇动估算出风力。

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