verb (used with object), me·tered, me·ter·ing or (especially British) me·tred, me·tring.
Origin of meter3
Related Words for meteringguess, calculate, evaluate, ascertain, assess, determine, quantify, weigh, appraise, calibrate, count, scale, compute, peg, figure, reckon, tally, meter, rate, value
Examples from the Web for metering
Historical Examples of metering
This pulls down the metering pin, increasing the gasoline flow.
The only moving part is the metering valve, which rises and falls with the changes in vacuum.
The air chamber surrounds the metering valve, and there is a mixing chamber above.
It will be noticed that a metering pin or needle valve opens the jet when the air valve opens.
The quantity of water fed to the boiler during the test may be found by metering or by weighing.Engineering Bulletin No 1: Boiler and Furnace Testing
Rufus T. Strohm
Word Origin for meter
also metre, "poetic measure," Old English meter "meter, versification," from Latin metrum, from Greek metron "meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion," from PIE root *me- "measure" (see meter (n.2)). Possibly reborrowed early 14c. (after a 300-year gap in recorded use) from Old French metre, with specific sense of "metrical scheme in verse," from Latin metrum.
also metre, unit of length, 1797, from French mètre (18c.), from Greek metron "measure," from PIE root *me- "to measure" (cf. Greek metra "lot, portion," Sanskrit mati "measures," matra "measure," Avestan, Old Persian ma-, Latin metri "to measure"). Developed by French Academy of Sciences for system of weights and measures based on a decimal system originated 1670 by French clergyman Gabriel Mouton. Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the length of a quadrant of the meridian.
"device for measuring," abstracted 1832 from gas-meter, etc., from French -mètre, used in combinations (in English from 1790), from Latin metrum "measure" or cognate Greek metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)). Influenced by English meter "person who measures" (late 14c., agent noun from mete (v.)). As short for parking meter from 1960. Meter maid first recorded 1957; meter reader 1963.
"to measure by means of a meter," 1884, from meter (n.3). Meaning "install parking meters" is from 1957.