American Wire Gauge (AWG)

Technology / Home Audio / American Wire Gauge (AWG): A standard for measuring the diameter of wire commonly used in electrical circuits. The higher the AWG number, the smaller the thickness of the conductor. For power carrying, choose lower numbers; for signal only wires, choose a higher number.

Other Words for Gauge

Gauge Verb Synonyms: standard, yardstick, criterion, benchmark, basis, measure, norm, model, example, pattern, rule, touchstone, test, guide, guideline, litmus test, also gage
Gauge Adjective Synonyms: judge, evaluate, appraise, assess, rate, estimate, guess, technical also gage
Gauge Noun Synonyms: measure, determine, weigh, calculate, compute, reckon, figure, technical also gage
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North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Business / Agriculture / North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA): A multilateral agreement negotiated by the United States, Canada and Mexico that sets forth agreements to lower and/or eliminate unfair trade barriers that affect the trade of goods and services betwe MORE

North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

Business / Agriculture / North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act: P.L. 103-182 (December 8, 1993) approved and implemented the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA pertains to cross-border trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada. NAFTA subs MORE

North American Cellular Network (NACN)

Technology / Cell Phones / North American Cellular Network (NACN): An organization of cellular providers that facilitates cellular calls across the country to be linked for seamless roaming. MORE

Neutral Wire

Business / Construction / Neutral Wire: Usually color-coded white, this carries electricity from an outlet back to the service panel. Also see hot wire and ground. MORE

Music Wire

Business / Machine Shop / Music Wire: A high-quality steel wire used for making springs. Also called piano wire. MORE

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Business / Agriculture / North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): Standard industrial classification codes have been replaced in the 1997 Census of Agriculture by the new North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). NAICS is a unique, all-new system for cl MORE

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