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meter

noun [C] uk   /ˈmiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/

meter noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that measures the amount of something that is used: The electricity meter is in the basement. You'll need some change for the parking meter. A man came to read the meter (= see how much gas had been used). the device in a taxi that measures the distance or the amount of time spent travelling and shows how much you have to pay: The cab driver left the meter running while I helped Mum to her front door.

meter noun [C] (MEASUREMENT)

US spelling of metre

meter

verb [T] uk   /ˈmiː.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
to use meters to measure how much gas, electricity, or water is used: Britain's water companies are planning to meter water consumption.
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