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meter

 [me´ter]
1. the base SI unit of linear measure, approximately equivalent to 39.37 inches. Symbol m.
2. an apparatus for measuring the quantity of something passing through it, such as a gas or an electric current.

me·ter (m),

(mē'tĕr),
1. The fundamental unit of length in the SI and metric system, equivalent to 39.37007874 inches. Defined as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299792458 seconds.
2. A device for measuring the quantity of that which passes through it.
[Fr. metre; G. metron, measure]

meter

(1) A device used to measure something.
(2) US spelling of metre (internationa spelling), the SI unit of length, defined as 1,650,763.73 wavelengths of the orange-red emission line in the electromagnetic spectrum of the krypton-86 atom in a vacuum.

me·ter

(mē'tĕr)
1. The fundamental unit of length in both the SI and metric system, equivalent to 39.37007874 inches. Defined to be the length of path traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299792458 sec.
2. A device for measuring the quantity of that which passes through it.
Synonym(s): metre.
[Fr. metre; G. metron, measure]

me·ter

(m) (mē'tĕr)
1. Fundamental unit of length in the SI and metric system, equivalent to 39.37007874 inches.
2. A device for measuring the quantity of that which passes through it.
Synonym(s): metre.
[Fr. metre; G. metron, measure]

Patient discussion about meter

Q. what is the normal range for young children for their sugarI tested my grandson the other day with my meter and it read 164?

A. Of course, if you have any suspicions or worries, you may want to consult a doctor (e.g. pediatricain)

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