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Meaning of "metre" in Essential English Dictionary

metre

noun UK ( US meter)   /ˈmiːtər/ ( written abbreviation m)
A2 a unit for measuring length, equal to 100 centimetres: Our bedroom is five metres wide.
Translations of “metre”
in Arabic مِتْر…
in Korean 미터…
in Malaysian meter…
in French mètre…
in Turkish metre, 100 cm'ye eşit uzunluk ölçüm birimi, vezin…
in Italian metro…
in Chinese (Traditional) 測量, (長度單位)米,公尺…
in Russian метр, размер (в поэзии)…
in Polish metr, metrum…
in Vietnamese mét…
in Spanish metro…
in Portuguese metro…
in Thai หน่วยวัดเป็นเมตร…
in German der Meter…
in Catalan metre…
in Japanese メートル…
in Indonesian meter…
in Chinese (Simplified) 测量, (长度单位)米…
(Definition of metre from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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