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    Definition:
    Mete - (n.) Meat.
    Mete - (v. t. & i.) To meet.
    Mete - (v. i. & t.) To dream; also impersonally; as, me mette, I dreamed.
    Mete - (a.) To find the quantity, dimensions, or capacity of, by any rule or standard; to measure.
    Mete - (v. i.) To measure.
    Mete - (n.) Measure; limit; boundary; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in the phrase metes and bounds.
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    Accelerometer - (n.) An apparatus for measuring the velocity imparted by gunpowder.
    Acetimeter - (n.) An instrument for estimating the amount of acetic acid in vinegar or in any liquid containing acetic acid.
    Acetometer - (n.) Same as Acetimeter.
    Acidimeter - (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the strength of acids.
    Acoumeter - (n.) An instrument for measuring the acuteness of the sense of hearing.
    Actinometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the direct heating power of the sun's rays.
    Actinometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the actinic effect of rays of light.
    Aerometer - (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight or density of air and gases.
    Aesthesiometer - (n.) Alt. of Esthesiometer
    Esthesiometer - (n.) An instrument to measure the degree of sensation, by determining at how short a distance two impressions upon the skin can be distinguished, and thus to determine whether the condition of tactile sensibility is normal or altered.
    Airometer - (n.) A hollow cylinder to contain air. It is closed above and open below, and has its open end plunged into water.
    Albuminimeter - (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the quantity of albumen in a liquid.
    Alcalimeter - (n.) See Alkalimeter.
    Alcoholometer - (n.) Alt. of Alcoholmeter
    Alcoholmeter - (n.) An instrument for determining the strength of spirits, with a scale graduated so as to indicate the percentage of pure alcohol, either by weight or volume. It is usually a form of hydrometer with a special scale.
    Alcohometer - (a.) Alt. of Alcohometric
    Aleurometer - (n.) An instrument for determining the expansive properties, or quality, of gluten in flour.
    Alkalimeter - (n.) An instrument to ascertain the strength of alkalies, or the quantity of alkali in a mixture.
    Altimeter - (n.) An instrument for taking altitudes, as a quadrant, sextant, etc.
    Altometer - (n.) A theodolite.
    Ammeter - (n.) A contraction of amperometer or amperemeter.
    Amperemeter - (n.) Alt. of Amperometer
    Amperometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of an electrical current in amperes.
    Anemometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of the wind; a wind gauge.
    Anglemeter - (n.) An instrument to measure angles, esp. one used by geologists to measure the dip of strata.
    Angulometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring external angles.
    Anthracometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the amount of carbonic acid in a mixture.
    Antimeter - (n.) A modification of the quadrant, for measuring small angles.
    Apomecometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the height of objects.
    Araeometer - () See Areometer.
    Areometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the specific gravity of fluids; a form hydrometer.
    Arithmometer - (n.) A calculating machine.
    Astrometeorology - (n.) The investigation of the relation between the sun, moon, and stars, and the weather.
    Astrometer - (n.) An instrument for comparing the relative amount of the light of stars.
    Atmidometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow.
    Atmometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the rate of evaporation from a moist surface; an evaporometer.
    Audiometer - (n.) An instrument by which the power of hearing can be gauged and recorded on a scale.
    Auxanometer - (n.) An instrument to measure the growth of plants.
    Azotometer - (n.) An apparatus for measuring or determining the proportion of nitrogen; a nitrometer.
    Baromacrometer - (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the weight and length of a newborn infant.
    Barometer - (n.) An instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere, and hence for judging of the probable changes of weather, or for ascertaining the height of any ascent.
    Bathometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring depths, esp. one for taking soundings without a sounding line.
    Bdellometer - (n.) A cupping glass to which are attached a scarificator and an exhausting syringe.
    Bemete - (v. t.) To mete.
    Blanchimeter - (n.) An instrument for measuring the bleaching power of chloride of lime and potash; a chlorometer.
    Bolometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring minute quantities of radiant heat, especially in different parts of the spectrum; -- called also actinic balance, thermic balance.
    Butyrometer - (n.) An instrument for determining the amount of fatty matter or butter contained in a sample of milk.
    Calorimeter - (n.) An apparatus for measuring the amount of heat contained in bodies or developed by some mechanical or chemical process, as friction, chemical combination, combustion, etc.
    Calorimeter - (n.) An apparatus for measuring the proportion of unevaporated water contained in steam.
    Carbonometer - (n.) An instrument for detecting and measuring the amount of carbon which is present, or more esp. the amount of carbon dioxide, by its action on limewater or by other means.
    Cathetometer - (n.) An instrument for the accurate measurement of small differences of height; esp. of the differences in the height of the upper surfaces of two columns of mercury or other fluid, or of the same column at different times. It consists of a telescopic leveling apparatus (d), which slides up or down a perpendicular metallic standard very finely graduated (bb). The telescope is raised or depressed in order to sight the objects or surfaces, and the differences in vertical height are thus shown on the graduated standard.
    Cemeterial - (a.) Of or pertaining to a cemetery.
    Cemeteries - (pl. ) of Cemetery
    Cemetery - (n.) A place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; a graveyard; a churchyard; a necropolis.
    Centimeter - (n.) Alt. of Centimetre
    Cephalometer - (n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.
    Chartometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring charts or maps.
    Chlorometer - (n.) An instrument to test the decoloring or bleaching power of chloride of lime.
    Chondrometer - (n.) A steelyard for weighting grain.
    Chronometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring time; a timekeeper.
    Chronometer - (n.) A portable timekeeper, with a heavy compensation balance, and usually beating half seconds; -- intended to keep time with great accuracy for use an astronomical observations, in determining longitude, etc.
    Chronometer - (n.) A metronome.
    Chyometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring liquids. It consists of a piston moving in a tube in which is contained the liquid, the quantity expelled being indicated by the graduation upon the piston rod.
    Cimeter - (n.) See Scimiter.
    Clinometer - (n.) An instrument for determining the dip of beds or strata, pr the slope of an embankment or cutting; a kind of plumb level.
    Coal-meter - (n.) A licensed or official coal measurer in London. See Meter.
    Colorimeter - (n.) An instrument for measuring the depth of the color of anything, especially of a liquid, by comparison with a standard liquid.
    Conchometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring shells, or the angle of their spire.
    Craniometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the size of skulls.
    Cyanometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring degress of blueness.
    Cyclometer - (n.) A contrivance for recording the revolutions of a wheel, as of a bicycle.
    Dasymeter - (n.) An instrument for testing the density of gases, consisting of a thin glass globe, which is weighed in the gas or gases, and then in an atmosphere of known density.
    Decameter - (n.) Alt. of Decametre
    Decimeter - (n.) Alt. of Decimetre
    Declinometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the declination of the magnetic needle.
    Dekameter - (n.) Same as Decameter.
    Dendrometer - (n.) An instrument to measure the height and diameter of trees.
    Densimeter - (n.) An instrument for ascertaining the specific gravity or density of a substance.
    Diagometer - (n.) A sort of electroscope, invented by Rousseau, in which the dry pile is employed to measure the amount of electricity transmitted by different bodies, or to determine their conducting power.
    Diameter - (n.) Any right line passing through the center of a figure or body, as a circle, conic section, sphere, cube, etc., and terminated by the opposite boundaries; a straight line which bisects a system of parallel chords drawn in a curve.
    Diameter - (n.) A diametral plane.
    Diameter - (n.) The length of a straight line through the center of an object from side to side; width; thickness; as, the diameter of a tree or rock.
    Diameter - (n.) The distance through the lower part of the shaft of a column, used as a standard measure for all parts of the order. See Module.
    Diaphanometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the transparency of the air.
    Diathermometer - (n.) An instrument for examining the thermal resistance or heat-conducting power of liquids.
    Dilatometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the dilatation or expansion of a substance, especially of a fluid.
    Dimeter - (a.) Having two poetical measures or meters.
    Dimeter - (n.) A verse of two meters.
    Drosometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the quantity of dew on the surface of a body in the open air. It consists of a balance, having a plate at one end to receive the dew, and at the other a weight protected from the deposit of dew.
    Ductilimeter - (n.) An instrument for accurately determining the ductility of metals.
    Durometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of hardness; especially, an instrument for testing the relative hardness of steel rails and the like.
    Dynactinometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the intensity of the photogenic (light-producing) rays, and computing the power of object glasses.
    Dynameter - (n.) A dynamometer.
    Dynameter - (n.) An instrument for determining the magnifying power of telescopes, consisting usually of a doubleimage micrometer applied to the eye end of a telescope for measuring accurately the diameter of the image of the object glass there formed; which measurement, compared with the actual diameter of the glass, gives the magnifying power.
    Dynamometer - (n.) An apparatus for measuring force or power; especially, muscular effort of men or animals, or the power developed by a motor, or that required to operate machinery.
    Echometer - (n.) A graduated scale for measuring the duration of sounds, and determining their different, and the relation of their intervals.
    Elaiometer - (n.) An apparatus for determining the amount of oil contained in any substance, or for ascertaining the degree of purity of oil.
    Elaterometer - (n.) Same as Elatrometer.
    Elatrometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of rarefaction of air contained in the receiver of an air pump.
    Electro-dynamometer - (n.) An instrument for measuring the strength of electro-dynamic currents.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Mete - v. (-ting) (usu. Foll. By out) literary apportion or allot (punishment or reward). [old english]
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    Altimeter - n. Instrument indicating altitude reached.
    Ammeter - n. Instrument for measuring electric current in amperes. [from *ampere, *-meter]
    Anemometer - n. Instrument for measuring wind force. [greek anemos wind]
    Barometer - n. 1 instrument measuring atmospheric pressure, used in meteorology. 2 anything which reflects change. barometric adj. [related to *barograph]
    Calorimeter - n. Instrument for measuring quantity of heat.
    Cemetery - n. (pl. -ies) burial ground, esp. One not in a churchyard. [greek koimao put to sleep]
    Centimeter - n. (brit. Centimetre) 0.01 metre.
    Chronometer - n. Time-measuring instrument, esp. One used in navigation. [from *chronology, *-meter]
    Decameter - n. (brit. -metre) metric unit of length, equal to 10 metres.
    Decimeter - n. (brit. -metre) metric unit of length, equal to 0.1 metre.
    Diameter - n. 1 straight line passing through the centre of a circle or sphere to its edges; length of this. 2 transverse measurement; width, thickness. 3 unit of linear magnifying power. [greek: related to *-meter]
    Dynamometer - n. Instrument measuring energy expended. [greek: related to *dynamic]
    Galvanometer - n. Instrument for detecting and measuring small electric currents. galvanometric adj.
    Gamete - n. Mature germ cell able to unite with another in sexual reproduction. gametic adj. [greek, = wife]
    Gasometer - n. Large tank from which gas is distributed by pipes. [french gazomtre: related to *gas, *-meter]
    Gravimeter - n. Instrument measuring the difference in the force of gravity between two places. [latin: related to *grave2]
    Hexameter - n. Line of verse with six metrical feet.
    Hexameter - n. Line of verse with six metrical feet.
    Hydrometer - n. Instrument for measuring the density of liquids.
    Hygrometer - n. Instrument for measuring the humidity of the air or a gas. [greek hugros wet]
    Kilometer - n. (brit. -metre) 1,000 metres (approx. 0.62 miles). kilometric adj.
    Light meter - n. Instrument for measuring the intensity of the light, esp. To show the correct photographic exposure.
    Meteor - n. 1 small solid body from outer space that becomes incandescent when entering the earth's atmosphere. 2 streak of light from a meteor. [greek meteoros lofty]
    Meteoric - adj. 1 rapid; dazzling (meteoric rise to fame). 2 of meteors. meteorically adv.
    Meteorite - n. Fallen meteor, or fragment of natural rock or metal from outer space.
    Meteoroid - n. Small body that becomes visible as it passes through the earth's atmosphere as a meteor.
    Meteorology - n. The study of atmospheric phenomena, esp. For forecasting the weather. meteorological adj. Meteorologist n. [greek meteorologia: related to *meteor]
    Meter - n. 1 instrument that measures or records, esp. Gas, electricity, etc. Used, distance travelled, etc. 2 = *parking-meter. v. Measure or record by meter. [from *mete]
    Meter - n. (brit. Metre) metric unit and the base si unit of linear measure, equal to about 39.4 inches. metreage n. [greek metron measure]
    Meter - n. (brit. Metre) 1 a poetic rhythm, esp. As determined by the number and length of feet in a line. B metrical group or measure. 2 basic rhythm of music. [related to *metre1]
    Micrometer - n. Gauge for accurate small-scale measurement.
    Millimeter - n. (brit. -metre) one-thousandth of a metre (0.039 in.).
    Milometer - n. Instrument for measuring the number of miles travelled by a vehicle.
    Odometer - n. Us = *milometer. [greek hodos way]
    Parameter - n. 1 math. Quantity constant in the case considered but varying in different cases. 2 a (esp. Measurable or quantifiable) characteristic or feature. B (loosely) limit or boundary, esp. Of a subject for discussion. [greek *para-1, *-meter]
    Parking-meter - n. Coin-operated meter allocating a length of time for which a vehicle may be parked in a street.
    Pedometer - n. Instrument for estimating distance walked by recording the number of steps taken. [latin pes ped- foot: related to *-meter]
    Pentameter - n. Line of verse with five metrical feet. [greek: see *penta-, *-meter]
    Perimeter - n. 1 a circumference or outline of a closed figure. B length of this. 2 outer boundary of an enclosed area. [greek: related to *-meter]
    Photometer - n. Instrument for measuring light. photometric adj. Photometry n.
    Spectrometer - n. Instrument for measuring observed spectra.
    Speedometer - n. Instrument on a vehicle indicating its speed.
    Tachometer - n. Instrument measuring velocity or rate of rotation of a shaft (esp. In a vehicle).
    Taximeter - n. Automatic fare-indicator fitted to a taxi. [french: related to *tax]
    Tetrameter - n. Prosody verse of four measures.
    Thermometer - n. Instrument for measuring temperature, esp. A graduated glass tube containing mercury or alcohol. [french: related to *thermo-, *-meter]
    Trimeter - n. Prosody line of verse of three measures. [greek: see *tri-, *-meter]
    Voltmeter - n. Instrument measuring electric potential in volts.

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