It also describes the interior diameter of a shotgun barrel ("12 gauge", "14 gauge") the exterior diameter of an electrical wire ("16 gauge" "8 gauge") NOTE: for both of these, the larger the number, the smaller the actual dimension the spacing of track rails ("Narrow gauge", "broad gauge")
Grant ___________________________________________ Grant Hogarth Equis International - A Reuters Company ghogarth at Equis.com / Grant.Hogarth at Reuters.com Direct: (+1) 801.270.3180 Main Fax: 801.265.3999 URL: www.equis.com TZ: Mountain (GMT -7) -----Original Message----- From: framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters....@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-bounces+grant.hogarth=reuters.com at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Chad LaCroix Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:24 AM To: Jackie Samuelson; framers at FrameUsers.com Cc: techwr-l at lists.techwr-l.com Subject: RE: Gage vs. Gauge Jackie wondered: "Does anyone have a very specific definition and set of examples that differentiate GAGE and GAUGE?" I'm no pro on this by any means but I found this by Googling and thought that it might be applicable --> "Gage, Gauge- Gauge is the spelling used in Great Britain but finds some use in the U.S. It is chiefly found for nonlinear measurement instruments (fluid gages, etc.). However, it is finding increased use for coordinate measuring machines where it designates a device with a proportional range and some form of indicator." http://www.ticms.com/wizard/glossary.htm#G HTH a lil' ~Chad _______________________________________________ You are currently subscribed to Framers as Grant.Hogarth at reuters.com. To unsubscribe send a blank email to framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com or visit http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/grant.hogarth%40reut ers.com Send administrative questions to lisa at frameusers.com. Visit http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. To find out more about Reuters visit www.about.reuters.com Any views expressed in this message are those of the individual sender, except where the sender specifically states them to be the views of Reuters Ltd.