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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmetreme‧tre British English, meter American English /ˈmiːtə $ -ər/ ●●● S2 W3 noun  1 [countable] (written abbreviation m)TM the basic unit for measuring length in the metric system2 [countable, uncountable]AL the arrangement of sounds in poetry into patterns of strong and weak beatsrhythm
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metreThe largest column, which was at Phaistos, had a diameter approaching 1 metre.Rivermen were surprised at the force of the bore on a 9.3 metre tide, nearly a metre below maximum at Sharpness.The pit was about a metre and a half deep.Last night we camped a metre short of the border, a beautiful spot between the upper and lower Sorjus lakes.The mature shell size also varies from small species a few centimetres across to giants of a metre or more in diameter.The doctors have said that she will not grow to more than a metre in height.Prices start at about £100 per metre for standard models; fan-assisted convection designs are also available.
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-metre-metre British English, -meter American English /miːtə, mɪtə $ -tər/ suffix [in nouns]  TMpart of a metre, or a number of metres a millimetre a kilometer
From Longman Business Dictionarymetreme‧tre /ˈmiːtəər/ British English, meter American English, written abbreviation m noun [countable] the basic unit for measuring length in the METRIC SYSTEMThis material is sold by the metre.
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