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English definition of “meter”

meter

noun [C] [C] (MEASUREMENT)    /ˈmiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ (written abbreviation m)
A2 a unit of measurement equal to 100 centimeters: The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three meters thick. a 15-meter yacht She won the 100 meters (= a race run over this distance) at the Olympics. He is 1 m 75 tall. The price of water rose to 48p per cubic meter (= a unit of volume equal to 1,000 liters). The room is six meters square.Measurements of length and distance
(Definition of meter noun (MEASUREMENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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