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

(Greek: measure)

heptameter (s) (nouns), heptameters (pl)
A line or verse of poetry that contains seven metrical feet (basic unit of rhythm of verse): "A heptameter consists of fourteen or twenty-one syllables."

"In English poetry, a meter is the systematic arrangement of accented and unaccented syllables in regular, repeated patterns and any line with a metrical scheme can be divided into units called feet; including the following lines of poetry:

  • monometer (one foot)
  • dimeter (two feet)
  • trimeter (three feet)
  • tetrameter (four feet)
  • pentameter (five feet)
  • hexameter (six feet)
  • heptameter (seven feet)
  • octameter (eight feet)
The state, or condition, of the eyes in which there are differences in degrees of refraction; or the ability of the eyes to change the direction of light in order to focus it on the retina.
An upright with a movable arm to measure the height of a horse.
hodometer (s) (noun), hodometers (pl)
A device for measuring and displaying the distance traveled by a wheeled vehicle or a person; for example, the milometer which is incorporated in the speedometer of a car; an odometer.
hodometry (s) (noun), hodometries (pl)
The measurement of the length of a ship's voyage.
horometer (s) (noun), horometers (pl)
An device for assessing time: Grace's hobby was collecting all kinds of horometers, especially very old ones that had to be wound up about two times a week!
horometry (s) (noun), horometries (pl)
The art of the measurement of time: Jerry had to learn more about horometry in order to determine the exact errors of timepieces by observation so that he could repair old watches.
Measurement of the depths in the sea based on hydrostatic pressure.
Measuring the forces exerted by fluids in motion.
1. An instrument for determining the specific gravity of a liquid, commonly consisting of a graduated tube weighted to float upright in the liquid whose specific gravity is being measured.
2. An instrument used to determine specific gravity, especially a sealed, graduated tube, weighted at one end, that sinks in a fluid to a depth used as a measure of the fluid's specific gravity.
1. Made by means of a hydrometer; as, "hydrometric observations".
2. A reference to a hydrometer, or to the determination of the specific gravity of fluids.
3. Of or pertaining to measurement of the velocity, discharge, etc., of running water.
An instrument that measures and records the rate of water discharge from a pipe or an orifice.
1. The science and technology of measuring specific gravities, particularly of liquids.
2. Determination of the specific gravity of a fluid by means of a hydrometer.

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