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Definition of metre:

  1. 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 Metric.
  2. a poem.
  3. See Meter.


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