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meter

noun me·ter

Medical Definition of meter

  1. :  the base unit of length in the International System of Units that is equal to the distance traveled in a vacuum by light in 1/299,792,458 second or to about 39.37 inches



Variants of meter

or chiefly British me·tre \ˈmēt-ər\play

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meter

noun me·ter

Medical Definition of meter

  1. :  an instrument for measuring and sometimes recording the time or amount of something




-meter

noun combining form -me·ter \mət-ər sometimes ˌmēt-\

Medical Definition of -meter

  1. :  instrument or means for measuring <calorimeter>





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