Re: Gage vs. Gauge

Subject: Re: Gage vs. Gauge
From: Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2006 12:46:05 -0500

From: Jackie Samuelson <JSamuelson -at- deltad -dot- com>

Does anyone have a very specific definition and set of examples that
differentiate GAGE and GAUGE?

AP Style Guide says:

A gage is a security or a pledge.

A gauge is a device to measure something.
A gauge is also a term used to designate the size of shotguns (the number of round lead balls with a diameter equal to the size of the barrel).

According to AWG (American Wire Gauge) standards, wire sizes are specified in gauges...28 gauge, 10 gauge, etc.

Hope this helps.


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