Definition of metter
1. meter [ n ] the basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)Used in print:
(Cornell H. Mayer, "Radio Emission of the Moon...)
The radio_emission of a planet was first detected in 1955 , when Burke and Franklin ( 1955 ) identified the origin of interference like radio_noise on their records at about 15 meters wave_length as emission from Jupiter .
At meter wave_lengths and increase of the order of 10 ` K in the average disk temperatures of the nearer planets would be expected .
Very recently , observations have been made at 8 - mm wave_length with a reflector 22 meters in diameter with a resultant beam width of only about 2 ' ( Amenitskii , Noskova , and Salomonovich , 1960 ) .
(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)
He concluded that the anaconda 's maximum length is 12 or 13 ( perhaps 14 ) meters , which would approximate from 39 to 42 feet ( 14 meters is slightly less that 46 feet ) .
He concluded that the anaconda 's maximum length is 12 or 13 ( perhaps 14 ) meters , which would approximate from 39 to 42 feet ( 14 meters is slightly less that 46 feet ) .Synonyms meter m metre Related Terms metric_linear_unit decameter decimeter
2. meter [ n ] any of various measuring instruments for measuring a quantityUsed in print:
(The Family Fallout Shelter. Office of Civil and Defence...)
There is a possibility that battery powered radios with built-in radiation meters may become available .Synonyms meter Related Terms measuring_instrument voltmeter galvanometer gas_meter electrometer radiometer odometer ohmmeter electric_meter postage_meter radiometer magnetometer taximeter speedometer reflectometer fluxmeter water_meter volumeter ammeter
3. meter [ v ] measure with a meter
Examples: "meter the flow of water"
(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
The sewage flow into the treatment plant was metered and continuously recorded on 24 - hr charts .Synonyms meter Related Terms quantify
4. meter [ n ] (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verseSynonyms cadence measure metre beat meter Related Terms poetic_rhythm common_measure scansion metrical_foot catalexis prosody
5. meter [ v ] stamp with a meter indicating the postage
Examples: "meter the mail"
6. meter [ n ] rhythm as given by division into parts of equal timeSynonyms time metre meter Related Terms rhythmicity
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