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noun     meter pronunciation in American English
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  1. 1
    [countable] a piece of equipment for measuring how much of something such as gas, electricity, or water you have used

    an electricity meter

    Someone from the gas company came to read the meter (=to check how much gas has been used).

  2. 3
    [countable/uncountable] a unit for measuring length in the metric system, containing 100 centimeters
  3. 4
    [countable/uncountable] literature the patterns of sounds and rhythms in poetry
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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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