Jedinica (metarskog) sistema mera, jedinica dužine: približno desetmilioniti deo jednog Zemljinog kvadranta, računajući ga od pola do ekvatora (od stožera do polutara); metar je rastojanje dvaju zareza na šipci od slitine platine i iridijuma koji se čuva u jednoj međunarodnoj ustanovi u Parizu. (grč.)
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.
Alternate (chiefly British) spelling for meter.
Sinonimi: regular recurrence | speech rhythm | beat | musical rhythm
ETYM French rhythme, rythme, Latin rhythmus, from Greek rhythmos measured motion, measure, proportion, from rein to flow. Related to Stream.
1. Recurring at regular intervals; SYN. regular recurrence.
2. The arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements; SYN. speech rhythm.
3. The basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music; SYN. beat, musical rhythm.
Recurring stress pattern in poetry (see meter) or prose.