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noun 
  1. (always ) A device that measures things.
  2. A parking meter.
  3. The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.
  4. (music): an increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.
  5. (context, Prosody): The rhythm pattern in a poem.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: meter
  • French: mètre
  • Italian: metro
    (trans-mid)
  • Spanish: metro
  • German: Meter
verb 
  1. To measure with a metering device
Etymology: From mètre, originally from (metron) "a measure".


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