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metre

noun [C] (MEASUREMENT) UK (US meter)     /ˈmiː.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ (written abbreviation m)
A2 a unit of measurement equal to 100 centimetres: The bomb shelter has concrete walls that are three metres thick. a 15-metre yacht She won the 100 metres (= a race run over this distance) at the Olympics. He is 1 m 75 tall. The price of water rose to 48p per cubic metre (= a unit of volume equal to 1,000 litres). The room is six metres square.Measurements of length and distance
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