an instrument for measuring temperatures, pressures, or liquid levels; also, an arbitrary scale of measurement for sheet metal thickness, wire and drill diameters, etc., liquid levels within boiler pipes, tans and other substances
1) A device for indicating the magnitude or position of a thing in specific units, when such magnitude or position undergoes change, for example: The elevation of a water surface, the velocity of flowing water, the pressure of water, the amount or intensity of precipitation, the depth of snowfall, etc. 2) The act or operation of registering or measuring the magnitude or position of a thing when these characteristics are undergoing change. 3) The operation, including both field and office work, of measuring the discharge of a stream of water in a waterway.
(1) An instrument used to measure magnitude or position; gages may be used to measure the elevation of a water surface, the velocity of flowing water, the pressure of water, the amount of intensity of precipitation, the depth of snowfall, and so on. (2) The act or operation of registering or measuring magnitude or position. (3) The operation, including both field and office work, of measuring the discharge of a stream of water in a waterway.
The thickness of sheet or the diameter of wire. The various standards are arbitrary and differ with regard to ferrous and nonferrous products as well as sheet and wire. (2) An aid for visual inspection that enables an inspector to determine more reliably whether the size or contour of a formed part meets dimensional requirements. (3) “The ability of a material to under go plastic deformation without fracture. The ability of sheet metal to be changed into a useful shape” (Automotive Steel Partnership, 1991, p. 8). (4.) A device used to position work in a die accurately. Another name for a checking fixture which is used to check parts.
A mortgage with a provision that permits borrowing additional money in the future without refinancing the loan or paying additional finance charges. Provisions usually limit borrowing to no more than would raise the balance to the original loan amount.