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meter

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈmiːtər/
a piece of equipment that measures the amount of something that has been used: electricity/gas/water meter parking meterread a/the meter Your meter will be read regularly in order to avoid sending you estimated bills.
TRANSPORT the piece of equipment in a taxi that measures the distance travelled or the amount of time spent travelling, and shows how much you have to pay: If no fare is agreed at the start of the trip, the maximum fare will be that shown on the meter.
MEASURES US for metre
→  See also people meter
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