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") 

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On Behalf Of Chad LaCroix
Sent: Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:24 AM
To: Jackie Samuelson; framers at
Cc: techwr-l at
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."

HTH a lil'



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