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Topic: MEASUREMENT

Sense: 1
Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: mètre, from Greek metron 'measure'
Sense: 2
Date: 800-900
Language: Latin
Origin: metrum, from Greek metron

metre

noun
     
me‧tre S2 W3 British English ; meter American English
1 [countable] written abbreviation mTM the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system
2 [uncountable and countable]AL the arrangement of sounds in poetry into patterns of strong and weak beats [↪ rhythm]
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