meter 3 [ mee-ter ] SHOW IPA / ˈmi tər / PHONETIC RESPELLING WORD ORIGIN noun an instrument for measuring, especially one that automatically measures and records the quantity of something, as of gas, water, miles, or time, when it is activated. verb (used with object), me·tered, me·ter·ing or ( especially British) me·tred, me·tring. to measure by means of a meter. Nearby words meteorol.
meter is running, the
, especially British me·tre. Origin of meter 3
First recorded in
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-er 1 Related forms un·me·tered, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for unmetered (1 of 3) British Dictionary definitions for unmetered (2 of 3) British Dictionary definitions for unmetered (3 of 3) noun any device that measures and records the quantity of a substance, such as gas, that has passed through it during a specified period any device that measures and sometimes records an electrical or magnetic quantity, such as current, voltage, etc verb (tr) to measure (a rate of flow) with a meter to print with stamps by means of a postage meter Word Origin for meter
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Medicine definitions for unmetered n. The standard unit of length in the International System of Units that is equivalent to 39.37 inches.
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Science definitions for unmetered The basic unit of length in the metric system, equal to 39.37 inches. See Table at measurement.
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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.
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