people meter

noun

Definition of people meter

: an electronic device wired to a television set and used to record the channel selections made by individual viewers

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First Known Use of people meter

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“People meter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/people%20meter. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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