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How would one describe the difference between measuring and gauging? As I understand it at my company, we use a fixed tool to gauge something, but we will use a set of calipers to measure something. Is this a correct understanding?

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I think you have it correct.

We used "go / no go" gauges to check some things and made measurements for others.

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    $\begingroup$ An acceptable answer on my test according to my professor was measuring is association of a value to an object. Gauging is checking an object to a standard $\endgroup$ – Daniel L. VanDenBosch Sep 19 '18 at 22:17

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