a combining form meaning “measure,” used in the names of instruments measuring quantity, extent, degree, etc.: altimeter; barometer.
Words nearby -meter
Origin of -meter
< New Latin -metrum < Greek métron measure
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British Dictionary definitions for -meter
n combining form
indicating an instrument for measuringbarometer
prosody indicating a verse having a specified number of feetpentameter
Word Origin for -meter
from Greek metron measure
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Medical definitions for -meter
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