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- the rhythmic element as measured by division into parts of equal time value.
- the unit of measurement, in terms of number of beats, adopted for a given piece of music.Compare measure (def. 14).
- poetic measure; arrangement of words in regularly measured, patterned, or rhythmic lines or verses.
- a particular form of such arrangement, depending on either the kind or the number of feet constituting the verse or both rhythmic kind and number of feet (usually used in combination): pentameter; dactylic meter; iambic trimeter.
Origin of meter2
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OTHER WORDS FROM meterun·me·tered, adjective
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Origin of -meter
How to use meter in a sentence
They also demonstrated a prototype tile weighing just 280 grams per square meter, similar to the weight of card.Solar Power Stations in Space Could Be the Answer to Our Energy Needs|Amanda Jane Hughes|November 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
A 2018 study reported millions to tens of millions of microplastic pieces per cubic meter from melted Arctic ice cores.
The 2020 study also found that water beneath ice floes held between 0 to 18 microplastic particles per cubic meter.
This speaker can be submerged in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes, proving its durability.Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular-Science
NASA hit this mark in 2010, but by then, the space agency had already been re-tasked to find 90% of all NEOs larger than 140 meters by the end of 2020.The World’s Space Agencies Are on a Quest to Deflect a (Harmless) Asteroid|Jason Dorrier|September 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
In Colorado, officials are considering a request from utilities to scale back the net metering policy.
A further control of the high speed jet is provided by the fuel metering valve operated by the carbureter throttle.Marvel Carbureter and Heat Control|Anonymous
The only moving part is the metering valve, which rises and falls with the changes in vacuum.
The one adjustment consists in raising or lowering the tapered metering pin, increasing or decreasing the supply of gasoline.
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.
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The basic unit of length in the metric system; it was originally planned so that the circumference of the Earth would be measured at about forty million meters. A meter is 39.37 inches. Today, the meter is defined to be the distance light travels in 1 / 299,792,458 seconds.