Main definitions of meter in English

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meter1

noun

Main definitions of meter in English

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meter2

noun

  • A device that measures and records the quantity, degree, or rate of something.

    ‘an electricity meter’
    • ‘The isotope source gives off photons, usually Gamma rays, which radiate back to the meter's detectors on the bottom of the unit.’
    • ‘Security comes from your electricity meter, the device that should stop anyone else from using your electricity without you knowing.’
    • ‘This new technology will enable residents to keep a check on their own electricity and water consumption and act as a record for the meter readings.’
    • ‘I am happy with my meter only being read once a year.’
    • ‘During several of these dives, the scientists will deploy an instrument called a gravity meter to measure very tiny changes in the pull of gravity that hint at the nature of buried faults.’
    • ‘Automated meter reading is no longer just a time-saving device to collect data for billing purposes.’
    • ‘Electro magnetic frequency meters will measure fluctuations in electromagnetic frequency, which could suggest a spirit is using the energy to manifest.’
    • ‘A better but more expensive measuring device is a laser meter.’
    • ‘OK, I'll just put you through to the electricity meter department so you can give them the reading.’
    • ‘If you think your bill is inaccurate, read your meter, give the reading to your supplier, and ask for an amended bill.’
    • ‘If so, then the extra revenue will pay for the cost of gas, repairs, licenses and administrative fees - which have all increased since the meter rate was last set.’
    • ‘Error tolerance criteria were used to evaluate the accuracy of the glucose meter measurements.’
    • ‘A system can be specified in any of 144 combinations that use the company's instruments and meters.’
    • ‘A trifield meter measures the electromagnetic frequency in the space around it.’
    • ‘Details of meter numbers, past meter readings, billing information and names and addresses are all passed from one supplier to another by computer.’
    • ‘They produce most of the energy at very low frequency, where a meter can only give a very approximate measurement.’
    • ‘The pub offers an all-night cellar vigil including the use of infra-red cameras, dousing rods, and a meter for measuring electro-magnetic fields for serious enthusiasts.’
    • ‘Many of us realize and understand that spirits we encounter give off electrical impulses, this is why we so easily find them with EMF meters and such devices.’
    • ‘One of the simplest lung function tests uses a peak-flow meter to measure the rate at which you expel air.’
    • ‘Record the number that the meter reads (this is known as a reading).’
    measuring instrument, measuring device, measure, gauge, dial, display, scale, index
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Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘person who measures’): from mete + -er. The current sense dates from the 19th century.

Pronunciation

meter

/ˈmiːtə/

Main definitions of meter in English

: meter1meter2meter3

meter3

noun