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      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   1  
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meter          [2]  
      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   2  

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meter          [3]  
      n  
1    any device that measures and records the quantity of a substance, such as gas, that has passed through it during a specified period  
2    any device that measures and sometimes records an electrical or magnetic quantity, such as current, voltage, etc.  
3       See       parking meter  
      vb   tr  
4    to measure (a rate of flow) with a meter  
5    to print with stamps by means of a postage meter  
     (C19: see mete1)  

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metre   [1]   ,   (U.S.)   meter         
      n  
1    a metric unit of length equal to approximately 1.094 yards  
2    the basic SI unit of length; the length of the path travelled by light in free space during a time interval of 1/299792458 of a second. In 1983 this definition replaced the previous one based on krypton-86, which in turn had replaced the definition based on the platinum-iridium metre bar kept in Paris,   (Symbol)    m  
     (C18: from French; see metre2)  


exposure meter  
      n     (Photog)   an instrument for measuring the intensity of light, usually by means of a photocell, so that the suitable camera settings of shutter speed and f-number (or lens aperture) can be determined,   (Also called)    light meter  
gas meter  
      n   an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas passed through it  
light meter  
      n      another name for       exposure meter  
meter          [1]  
      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   1  
meter          [2]  
      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   2  
meter          [3]  
      n  
1    any device that measures and records the quantity of a substance, such as gas, that has passed through it during a specified period  
2    any device that measures and sometimes records an electrical or magnetic quantity, such as current, voltage, etc.  
3       See       parking meter  
      vb   tr  
4    to measure (a rate of flow) with a meter  
5    to print with stamps by means of a postage meter  
     (C19: see mete1)  
-meter  
      n combining form  
1    indicating an instrument for measuring  
barometer     
2      (Prosody)   indicating a verse having a specified number of feet  
pentameter     
     (from Greek metron measure)  
meter maid  
      n  
Informal   a female traffic warden  
orifice meter  
      n     (Engineering)   a plate having a central hole that is placed across the flow of a liquid, usually between flanges in a pipeline. The pressure difference generated by the flow velocity through the hole enables the flow quantity to be measured  
parking meter  
      n   a timing device, usually coin-operated, that indicates how long a vehicle may be left parked  
peak programme meter  
      n   an instrument for assessing the maximum levels of an electrical sound signal,   (Abbrevs.)    PPM, ppm  
postage meter  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a postal franking machine,   (Also called)    postal meter  
torque meter  
      n     (Engineering)   a device designed to determine the torque or torsion in a shaft, usually by measuring the twist in a calibrated length of shafting,   (Also called)    torsion meter  
torsion meter  
      n      another name for       torque meter  
water meter  
      n   a device for measuring the quantity or rate of water flowing through a pipe  
white meter  
      n     (Brit)   an electricity meter used to record the consumption of off-peak electricity  

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metre   [2]   ,   (U.S.)   meter         
      n  
1      (Prosody)   the rhythmic arrangement of syllables in verse, usually according to the number and kind of feet in a line  
2      (Music)      another word (esp. U.S.) for       time       22  
     (C14: from Latin metrum, from Greek metron measure)  


exposure meter  
      n     (Photog)   an instrument for measuring the intensity of light, usually by means of a photocell, so that the suitable camera settings of shutter speed and f-number (or lens aperture) can be determined,   (Also called)    light meter  
gas meter  
      n   an apparatus for measuring and recording the amount of gas passed through it  
light meter  
      n      another name for       exposure meter  
meter          [1]  
      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   1  
meter          [2]  
      n      the U.S. spelling of       metre   2  
meter          [3]  
      n  
1    any device that measures and records the quantity of a substance, such as gas, that has passed through it during a specified period  
2    any device that measures and sometimes records an electrical or magnetic quantity, such as current, voltage, etc.  
3       See       parking meter  
      vb   tr  
4    to measure (a rate of flow) with a meter  
5    to print with stamps by means of a postage meter  
     (C19: see mete1)  
-meter  
      n combining form  
1    indicating an instrument for measuring  
barometer     
2      (Prosody)   indicating a verse having a specified number of feet  
pentameter     
     (from Greek metron measure)  
meter maid  
      n  
Informal   a female traffic warden  
orifice meter  
      n     (Engineering)   a plate having a central hole that is placed across the flow of a liquid, usually between flanges in a pipeline. The pressure difference generated by the flow velocity through the hole enables the flow quantity to be measured  
parking meter  
      n   a timing device, usually coin-operated, that indicates how long a vehicle may be left parked  
peak programme meter  
      n   an instrument for assessing the maximum levels of an electrical sound signal,   (Abbrevs.)    PPM, ppm  
postage meter  
      n     (Chiefly U.S. and Canadian)   a postal franking machine,   (Also called)    postal meter  
torque meter  
      n     (Engineering)   a device designed to determine the torque or torsion in a shaft, usually by measuring the twist in a calibrated length of shafting,   (Also called)    torsion meter  
torsion meter  
      n      another name for       torque meter  
water meter  
      n   a device for measuring the quantity or rate of water flowing through a pipe  
white meter  
      n     (Brit)   an electricity meter used to record the consumption of off-peak electricity  

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