# Measuring vs gauging

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?

• 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 Sep 19 '18 at 22:17