[ gey-jing ]
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  1. the act of determining the exact dimensions, capacity, quantity, or force of something; measurement: Proper mechanical gauging of each connector is essential to ensure correct fit.The gauging of the canal boats is carried out at a weigh dock.

  2. the act of judging, estimating, or appraising: Poker involves the careful gauging of other players’ hidden reactions by reading their faces and movements.

  1. the act or process of gradually stretching a pierced body part by wearing increasingly larger objects in the opening: The practice of earlobe gauging has become a fairly frequent type of body modification.

Origin of gauging

First recorded in 1425–75; gauge + -ing1

Other words from gauging

  • self-gaug·ing, adjective

Words Nearby gauging Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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