"gauging" in the verb sense
1. estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judge
judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time
"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"
rub to a uniform size
determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
"gauge the wine barrels"
measure precisely and against a standard
"the wire is gauged"
adapt to a specified measurement
"gauge the instruments"
mix in specific proportions
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