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Old 26th October 2001, 09:33 PM
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Question Gage or Gauge - What is the difference by definition?

This is a nagging question for me that really has no importance other than satisfying my curiosity. In the relatively short time that I have been involved with metrology I have noticed two spellings for the same word: gage and gauge. Are these both correct in every circumstance and completely interchangeable, or are there specific instances where one spelling should be favored over the other? Like I said, it really isn't important, but I am curious.

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Old 26th October 2001, 10:42 PM
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Industry vernacular = gage
Webster says gauge


In all respects the same.
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Old 27th October 2001, 04:44 PM
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According to The Columbia Guide to Standard American English,
" ...Gage is a variant of gauge, but apparently in dwindling use..."

For some reason I always thought 'Gage' was an American spelling of the 'English' Gauge.

I have generally seen 'gage/gauge' used to mean an attribute measuring device (GO/NO-GO gage etc.). A variable characteristic is measured with an 'Instrument' (such as a Vernier, micrometer ...).

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Old 3rd March 2006, 05:07 PM
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Look! Gage and Gauge - Difference between the terms

Can one of the many metrologists who often post things here tell me the difference between a "gauge" and a "gage"?

I see the two as completely interchangeable. Is there a proper or improper way to use either?

Also, if this thread should be moved to a forum for the truly nitpicky, please move. Thank you!
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Old 3rd March 2006, 05:13 PM
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Can one of the many metrologists who often post things here tell me the difference between a "gauge" and a "gage"?

I see the two as completely interchangeable. Is there a proper or improper way to use either?

Also, if this thread should be moved to a forum for the truly nitpicky, please move. Thank you!
"Gage" is a variant spelling of "gauge" and the two may be used interchangeably. In general, variants aren't used in formal writing, but in this case I think the distinction is moot. There are some usages where "gauge" is the more accepted form (such as when describing the distance between railroad rails).
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Old 3rd March 2006, 05:22 PM
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Jim is correct, the main difference in practical use in metrology is spelling.....

To add to that, gauge can also be a verb, as in to gauge.......

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Old 3rd March 2006, 05:36 PM
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jfgunn, I have to laugh! My Quality Engineer and I have had this same discussion several times! We attributed it to illiteracy!
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Old 3rd March 2006, 05:45 PM
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Let Me Help You Oh, yes there's a difference..........

a 'gage' is sweet, juicy and makes great preserves..........on the other hand, you wouldn't want to put a gauge on bread.........

A gage is a plum-like fruit, grown in England..........

Andy
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