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Definition of Meter

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basic unit of length in the metric system, one hundred centimeters, 39.37 inches; definite measurement; poetic measure; rhythm (in music); measuring instrument; instrument that automatically measures quantities of substances (gas, water, or electricity)
measure in meters
Meter Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
One who, or that which, metes or measures. See Coal-meter.
An instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.
Alt. of Metre
A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

A suffix denoting that by which anything is measured; as, barometer, chronometer, dynamometer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\me"ter\ (?), n. [from mete to measure.]
1. one who, or that which, metes or measures. see coal-meter.
2. an instrument for measuring, and usually for recording automatically, the quantity measured.

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 cubic meter 
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 light meter 
 candle meter 
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
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WordNet 2.0

1. the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)
(synonym) metre, m
(hypernym) metric linear unit
(part-holonym) decameter, dekameter, decametre, dekametre, dam, dkm
(part-meronym) decimeter, decimetre, dm
2. any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantity
(hypernym) measuring instrument, measuring system, measuring device
(hyponym) ammeter
3. (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
(synonym) metre, measure, beat, cadence
(hypernym) poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody
(hyponym) catalexis
(classification) prosody, metrics
4. rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time
(synonym) metre, time
(hypernym) rhythmicity

1. measure with a meter; "meter the flow of water"
(hypernym) quantify, measure
2. stamp with a meter indicating the postage; "meter the mail"
(hypernym) stamp
Meter Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Glossary of petroleum Industry
1. the fundamental unit of length in the metric system, equal to 3.28 ft, 39.37 in., or 100 cm. 2. a device used to measure and often record volumes, quantities, or rates of flow of gases, liquids, or electric currents. to measure quantities or properties of a substance.
Meter Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Metrology Equipment Recall
Meter Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
(m) The meter is the basic unit of length in the SI system of units, defined as the distance light travels through a vacuum in exactly 1/299792458 seconds. 1 m = 39.37 inches. Meters are abbreviated as "m" in measurements.
Oil and Gas Field Glossary
A mechanical device for automatically measuring and recording quantities of gas.
Energy Glossary
A device for measuring levels and volumes of a customer¼s gas and electricity use.
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
See dwell meter .
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Metrology Equipment Recall
Meter Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Meter Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
The metre, or meter (American spelling), (from the Greek noun μέτρον, "measure") is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is m. The metre is defined as the distance travelled by light in a specific fraction – about one three-hundred millionth – of a second.

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Meter Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
39.37 inches (approximately).
Meter Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
A unit of length which constitutes the basis of the Metric System, was intended to be, and is very nearly, one ten-millionth part of the distance measured on a meridian of the earth from the equator to the pole, being equal to 39.37 U.S. inches or about 3 feet 3-3/8 inches. See Metric System.
Meter Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Basic Music Glossary
the organization and grouping of musical beats
Guitar Glossary
A device that indicates signal level strength. Meters are also used to show current, voltage and resistance.
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The DJ Glossary
A device or gauge that provides a reading of an electrical voltage as in an audio signal.
Stanton Magnetics
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