Definition of met

 (Entry 1 of 2)

past tense and past participle of meet

Definition of met (Entry 2 of 2)

1 meteorological; meteorology
2 metropolitan

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“Met.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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Kids Definition of met

past tense and past participle of meet


noun, often all capitalized
\ ˈmet How to pronounce met (audio) , ˌem-(ˌ)ē-ˈtē How to pronounce met (audio) \

Medical Definition of met

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a unit of measure of the rate at which the body expends energy that is based on the energy expenditure while sitting at rest and is equal to 3.5 milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of body weight per minute

called also metabolic equivalent

Medical Definition of Met (Entry 2 of 2)

methionine; methionyl

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very cautious or careful

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