- 1 (measuring device) See examples:gas/electricity/water metervolt meter slot meter (British English)contador (masculine) or (in Latin America also) medidor (masculine) de gas/electricidad/aguato read the metercontador (masculine) or (in Latin America also) medidor (masculine)(que funciona con monedas)(before noun) meter readerleer el contador or (in Latin America also) el medidorExample sentences
- A trifield meter measures the electromagnetic frequency in the space around it.
- A better but more expensive measuring device is a laser meter.
- This new technology will enable residents to keep a check on their own electricity and water consumption and act as a record for the meter readings.
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