# meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre

#### (Greek: measure)

diameter
1. A straight line running from one side of a circle or other rounded geometric figure through the center to the other side, or the length of this line.
2. A straight line connecting the center of a circle with two points on its perimeter or the center of a sphere with two points on its surface.
3. The width or thickness of something circular or cylindrical.
diametric , more diametric, most diametric
Relating to something or someone who is the opposite of another person: Jim and his wife Jill have diametric ideas about where they will be spending their vacation.

The politician had diametric theories about how to improve the economy than the current mayor of Sam's town.

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diametrical , more diametrical, most diametrical
Characterized by completely different beliefs or ideas which are opposite to those of another person: Alice has diametrical thoughts about where she should invest her money which contradict those of her financial advisor.

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diametrically
dimeter
dioptometer
dissymmetrical, dissymmetric
The absence or lack of symmetry; that is, not being the same or corresponding on both sides of a central dividing line.
dolorimeter
1. A device for measuring sensitivity or degrees of pain, or pain intensity, utilizing a variety of stimuli; such as, thermal radiation and some standard responses by the conscious individual as an index of pain threshold.
2. An instrument usually employing infrared radiation, for measuring the stimulus magnitude required for inducing pain.
dolorimetry
1. The measurement of pain sensitivity or pain intensity.
2. A method of measuring intensity of pain perception in degrees ranging from unpleasant to unbearable by using heat applied to the skin as a gauge.
3. A technique for measuring the sensitivity to pain produced by heat rays focused on an area of skin and recorded in dols.
dosimeter (s) (noun), dosemeters (pl)
1. An instrument that measures and indicates the amount of x-rays or radiation absorbed in a given period: "During the patient’s treatment, the nurse carefully read and recorded the results of the therapy from the dosimeter."
2. A device carried by a person for measuring the quantity of ionizing radiation; such as, gamma rays, to which one has been exposed: "Part of the hospital experiment was to have the patients wearing a dosimeter for three weeks and then submitting to tests at the end of the period."
dosimetry (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Measurement of radiation exposure, especially X-rays or gamma rays; calculation of a radiation dose from internally administered radionuclides: "The doctor checked the affects of the radiation doses with the clinic's dosimetry."
drosometer
drunkometer
ductilimeter
An instrument for measuring the ductility of metals.
durometer (s) (noun), durometers (pl)
An instrument which is used to measure the hardness or stiffness of a material: Mark tested the sample of plastic with a durometer to verify its consistency.

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