1. meter, metre, m, metric linear unit

usage: the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards)

2. meter, metre, measure, beat, cadence, poetic rhythm, rhythmic pattern, prosody

usage: (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse

3. meter, metre, time, rhythmicity

usage: rhythm as given by division into parts of equal duration

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