Submeter vs. Meter

By Jaxson

• Meter

The metre (British spelling and BIPM spelling) or meter (American spelling) (from the French unit mètre, from the Greek noun μέτρον, “measure”) is the base unit of length in some metric systems, including the International System of Units (SI). The SI unit symbol is m. The metre is defined as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 second.The metre was originally defined in 1793 as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. In 1799, it was redefined in terms of a prototype metre bar (the actual bar used was changed in 1889). In 1960, the metre was redefined in terms of a certain number of wavelengths of a certain emission line of krypton-86. In 1983, the current definition was adopted.

The imperial inch is defined as 0.0254 metres (2.54 centimetres or 25.4 millimetres). One metre is about ​3 3⁄8 inches longer than a yard, i.e. about ​39 3⁄8 inches.

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• Submeter (noun)

A utility meter, especially for electricity, that allows for the monitoring of usage on a portion of a distribution network, especially not owned by a utility, past a main meter.

• Submeter (verb)

To install a submeter for.

• Submeter (verb)

To charge for electricity usage measured by a submeter.

On a scale based on units smaller than meters.

• Meter (noun)

(always meter) A device that measures things.

• Meter (noun)

(always meter) A parking meter or similar device for collecting payment.

“gas meter”

• Meter (noun)

(always meter) One who metes or measures.

“a labouring coal-meter”

• Meter (noun)

The base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI), conceived of as 1/10000000 of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator, and now defined as the distance light will travel in a vacuum in 1/299792458 second.

• Meter (noun)

An increment of music; the overall rhythm; particularly, the number of beats in a measure.

• Meter (noun)

The rhythm pattern in a poem.

• Meter (noun)

A line above or below a hanging net, to which the net is attached in order to strengthen it.

• Meter (noun)

A poem.

• Meter (verb)

to measure with a metering device.

• Meter (verb)

to imprint a postage mark with a postage meter

• Meter (verb)

to regulate the flow of or to deliver in regulated amounts (usually of fluids but sometimes of other things such as anticipation or breath)

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