An obligation or pledge. Token of defiance or challenge; thing deposited as pledge of performance.
ETYM Written also gage.
Any scientific measuring instrument—for example, a wire gauge or a pressure gauge. The term is also applied to the width of a railroad or tramway track.
An instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity or for testing conformity with a standard; SYN. gage.
ETYM French instrument, Latin instrumentum. Related to Instruct.
1. A device that requires skill for proper use.
2. A person used by another to gain an end; SYN. pawn, cat's-paw.
3. The means whereby something is accomplished; or; SYN. tool.
Sinonimi: measuring system
An instrument that shows the extent or amount or quantity or degree of something; SYN. measuring system.
Si unit (symbol m) of length, equivalent to 1.093 yards or 39.37 inches. It is defined by scientists as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second.
In poetry, the recurring pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse. The unit of meter is a foot. Meter is classified by the number of feet to a line: a minimum of two and a maximum of eight. A line of two feet is a dimeter. They are then named, in order, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter, heptameter, and octameter.Any instrument used for measurement. The term is often compounded with a prefix to denote a specific type of meter: for example, ammeter, voltmeter, flowmeter, or pedometer.(Alternate spelling: metre).
1. The basic unit of length adopted under the System International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards); SYN. metre, m.
2. Rhythm as given by division into parts of equal time; SYN. time.
3. (Prosody) The accent in a metrical foot of verse; SYN. measure, beat, cadence.
4. Any of various instruments for measuring a quantity.