### Metre

How the bars in music are subdivided. (See time signature)

### Metre

See meter.
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### Metre

The metre is the SI unit of length and is equal to 1650763.73 wavelengths in vacuum of the radiation corresponding to the transition 2p10-5ds of a krypton 86 atom.
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### metre

Metre (m) is the SI base unit of length. The meter is the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 s. This definition, adopted by the General Conference on Weights and Measure in October 1983, replaced the 1967 definition based on the krypton lamp.
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### Metre

Me'tre (mē'tẽr) noun See Meter .
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### metre

1. Rhythmical arrangement of syllables or words into verses, stanzas, strophes, etc.; poetical measure, depending on number, quantity, and accent of syllables; rhythm; measure; verse; also, any specific rhythmical arrangements; as, the Horatian meters; a dactylic meter. 'The only strict antithesis to prose is meter.' (Wordsworth) ... 2. A measure o...
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### Metre

• (n.) A measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches, the standard of linear measure in the metric system of weights and measures. It was intended to be, and is very nearly, the ten millionth part of the distance from the equator to the north pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of a meridian. See Metric system, under Metr...
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### metre

in measurement, fundamental unit of length in the metric system and in the International Systems of Units (SI). It is equal to approximately 39.37 ... [9 related articles]
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### metre

in poetry, the rhythmic pattern of a poetic line. Various principles, based on the natural rhythms of language, have been devised to organize poetic ... [10 related articles]
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### metre

in music, rhythmic pattern constituted by the grouping of basic temporal units, called beats, into regular measures, or bars; in Western notation, ... [6 related articles]
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### metre

the rhythm of verse, reduceable to one of four kinds, accentual, syllabic, accentual-syllabic, and quantitative. Also sometimes called `number(s).'
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### metre

Regular succession of stressed and unstressed syllables in verse: iambic, dactylic, trochaic, anapaestic ... The number of feet per line may vary, stress is more characteristic than quantity: monometre, dimetre, trimetre, tetrametre, pentametre, hexametre.
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### metre

SI unit of length, equal to the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299 792 458 of a second
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### Metre

The metre is a French measure of length, equal to 39.37 English inches or 3.28 feet. The metre is the standard of linear measure, being the ten-millionth part of the distance from the equator to the North Pole, as ascertained by actual measurement of an arc of the meridian.
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### metre

(science) SI unit of length, equivalent to 1.093 yards or 39.37 inches. It is defined by scientists as the length of the path travelled by light in a vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second
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### metre

(poetry) In poetry, the recurring pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse. The unit of metre is a foot. Metre 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, trim...
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### metre

(music) In music, refers to the number and value of the beats in a bar of music. It is also known as time. Metre is different from rhythm in that it is regular (although the number can change as in the additive metres of African music and the works of Olivier Messiaen), whereas rhythm is irreg...
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### Metre

[poetry] In poetry, metre (meter in American spelling) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse or lines in verse. Many traditional verse forms prescribe a specific verse metre, or a certain set of metres alternating in a particular order. The study of metres and forms of versification is known as prosody. (Within linguistics, `prosody` i...
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### Metre

The metre (BIPM spelling), or meter (American spelling), (SI unit symbol: m), is the fundamental unit of length (SI dimension symbol: L) in the International System of Units (SI). Originally intended to be one ten-millionth of the distance from the Earth`s equator to the North Pole (at sea level), its definition has been periodically refined to r....
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### Metre

The rhythm of verse, reduceable to one of four kinds, accentual, syllabic, accentual-syllabic, and q
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