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

(Greek: measure)

1. A photometer (light meter) for measuring the brightness of stars.
2. The measurement of the intensity of light of celestial objects.
Relating to the measurement of the intensity of light of celestial objects.
asymmetrical (adjective), more asymmetrical, most asymmetrical
1. Pertaining to something that is not balanced or regularly arranged on opposite sides of a line or around a central point.
2. A reference to something that is lacking equality, balance, or harmony and so not having the same shape and size on both sides.
3. In chemistry, a reference to a carbon atom which has four different atoms or structural groups attached to it, resulting in an unbalanced spatial arrangement of atoms in a molecule, so that the molecule cannot be superimposed on its mirror image.
4. In electrical engineering, relating to varying conductivity or a description of a substance or a device that exhibits varying or different conductivities for electric currents flowing through it in different directions.
5. Referring to an aircraft which is unbalanced because of an unequal thrust from two or more sources; such as, when one engine of a pair is not functioning properly.
asymmetry (s) (noun), asymmetries (pl)
A lack or absence of parts that are the same or similar in form or structure: When Dr. Spock checked the X-ray, he was surprised to see the asymmetry of the corresponding parts of body organs that were on the opposite sides of Steven's body which were normally alike.
An instrument for measuring involuntary tremor and unsteadiness (as the swaying of the whole body in the erect posture).
1. An instrument for measuring the evaporation from water, ice, or snow.
2. An atmometer (an instrument for measuring the rate of the evaporating power of the air).
atmidometric (adjective), more atmidometric, most atmidometric
A reference to the rate at which water is decreased measured; usually, into the atmosphere by a special device: "An atmidometric instrument is used to determine the amount of evaporation of a moist surface that takes place in a given time."
1. The science of measuring the rate and amount of evaporation of water.
2. Measurement of evaporation, as with an atmometer.
atmometer, atmidometer, evaporation gage, evaporimeter
1. An instrument that measures the rate at which water evaporates into the air.
2. The general name for an instrument which measures the evaporation rate of water into the atmosphere.
audiometer, sonometer
1. An instrument for measuring hearing activity for pure tones of normally audible frequencies.
2. An instrument that generates sounds of known frequency and intensity; used to measure an individual's hearing ability; especially, the level at which a sound becomes audible at a given frequency.
1. The measurement of hearing, as by means of an audiometer.
2. Measuring the sensitivity of hearing.
3. Rapid measurement of the hearing of one person, or a group, against a predetermined limit of normality during which auditory responses to different frequencies presented at a constant intensity level are tested.
An instrument for measuring the hearing level of the ears.
autometry, autometric
1. Self-measurement.
2. Self-estimation.
3. Measurement of the parts of one's figure in terms of its entire height.
4. Using oneself as the measuring stick for other people, cultures, and languages.
Measurement or assessment by the individual of his/her own auditory sensory experiences; such as, the sound created by a vibrating tuning fork.

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