meter-, metro-, metr-, -metrical, -metrically, -metron, -metric, -metrist, -meter, -meters, -metry, -metre
2. A photoelectric instrument used for measuring the degree of oxygen saturation: An oximeter can estimate the amount of oxygen in a fluid, such as in blood.
2. In computer programming, data that can take different values at the execution time of a function, procedure, macro-instruction, or subroutine.
Only a specialist in mathematics or computing might know precisely what it means.
When the word does have a discernible meaning, it is usurping the place of a far simpler and more straightforward term; such as, boundaries, limits, or guidelines.
2. A device that records the distance traveled by a vehicle: A pathometer indicates, in addition to the stretch of road a car travels, the direction or movement and the altitudes which are attained or descended.
3. An instrument designed to register the incidents of diseases in a specified locality: The mayor thought it would be a good idea to have a pathometer to record the number of incidences of the flu that was suddenly increasing in town.
Pathometry includes the awareness, identification, and also the nature and cause of various types of suffering.