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English definition of “meter”

meter

noun [C] (DEVICE)    /ˈmiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/
a device that measures the amount of something that is used: The electricity meter is under the stairs. You'll need some change for the parking meter. The man from the gas board came to read the meter (= see how much gas had been used).Weighing, measuring and counting devices 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 taxi driver left the meter running while I helped Mum to her front door.The interior of vehicles
(Definition of meter noun (DEVICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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