Meter reads data from a Radioshack multimeter with a PC interface to stdout, file, or both. Data can be tagged with the date/time the reading was made or the elapsed time from when the program was started. Data is in scientific notation or raw strings as read from the multimeter.
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.
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.
the more or less regular pattern of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry. This is determined by the kind of "foot" ( iambic and dactylic, for example) and by the number of feet per line (five feet = pentameter, six feet = hexameter, for example).
the measurement of the rhythm of a line of traditional poetry by metrical feet, units marked by the relationship of accented and unaccented syllables. The basic metrical feet of English poetry are the iamb, the trochee, the anapest, the dactyl, and the spondee. Free verse attends to rhythm of phrases more than of metrical feet.
the pattern of stressed and unstressed beats in poetry to form a rhythm. The five standard meters are iambic (-'), trochaic ('-), dactylic ('â€“â€“), anapestic (â€“â€“'), and spondaic (''). The number of feet in a line gives a name to the rhythm, as in monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, and hexameter.
Meter is the organization of beats into regular patterns (Attridge, BM 11). Conventionally, meters have been named after the regularly recurring pattern units or feet, as they are usually called. The meter is further named after the number of these feet per line. So the iambic pentameter consists of five feet of the pattern, w s (an unstressed followed by a stressed syllable). The most common feet are: iambic (w s) trochaic (s w) pyrrhic (w w) spondaic (s s) anapestic (w w s) dactyllic (s w w) The types of line lengths are numerically named: monometer, dimeter, trimeter, tetrameter, pentameter, hexameter or alexandrine, heptameter, octometer (Attridge, REP 6).
A unit of measurement in the metric system. It was first set by the French to be equal to 1/10,000,000 (one ten-millionth) of the distance from the equator to the North Pole. Tthe meter is now defined as that distance which makes the speed of light in a vacuum equal to exactly 299,792,458 meters per second.
a basic music term, but sometimes not fully understood. The organization of the beats of time (or ground beat), moving at a certain rate (the tempo), into groupings which are heirarchical, that is, there is a unit of a stated number of beats (the bar) which includes strong and weak beats in an organized pattern. All this is implied by a 'meter' of 4/4, 3/4, etc.
a regular tempo established by recurring numbers of feet within a line. Some common patterns are dimeter, two feet per line; trimeter, three feet per line; tetrameter, four feet per line; pentameter, five feet per line; hexameter, six feet per line. Thus, a line with four trochaic feet is called trochaic tetrameter. A line with five iambic feet is iambic pentameter.
an organization of beats into groupings of two or three subdivisions and indicated by a time signature. The meter indicates the number of beats or subdivisions of a beat in each measure and also indicates which beats receive a slight emphasis. See also the section on meter for a more complete treatment of this topic.
Organization of rhythm in time; the grouping of beats into larger, regular patterns, notated as measures. In simple meters, such as duple, triple, and quadruple, each beat subdivides into two; in compound meters, such as sextuple, each beat divides into three.
The organization of beats, establishing an underlying pattern of emphases and creating a regular, measurable "pulse." A waltz for example, is in a triple meter, with an emphasis on the first beat of the three: -2-3, -2-3. A time signature placed at the beginning of a composition or section indicates the basic unit of measurement contained within each measure. A waltz is usually notated in three-quarter (3/4) time, for example, which tells the performer that each measure will contain three quarter notes to be played as fast as the tempo indicates. The first beat of a group is generally emphasized. A beat should not be confused with a note; a beat may contain one note, many notes, or may be silent (indicated by a symbol called a rest). Beats create an underlying pulse that organizes musical sounds through time.
In literary criticism, the repetition of sound patterns that creates a rhythm in Poetry. The patterns are based on the number of syllables and the presence and absence of accent s. The unit of rhythm in a line is called a Foot. Types of meter are classified according to the number of feet in a line. These are the standard English lines: Monometer, one foot; Dimeter, two feet; Trimeter, three feet; Tetrameter, four feet; Pentameter, five feet; Hexameter, six feet (also called the Alexandrine); Heptameter, seven feet (also called the "Fourteener" when the feet are iambic). The most common English meter is the iambic pentameter, in which each line contains ten syllables, or five iambic feet, which individually are composed of an unstressed syllable followed by an accented syllable. Both of the following lines from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's "Ulysses" are written in iambic pentameter: Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield. (See also Scansion, and Sprung Rhythm.)
the organization of some music into predictable units of accents and beats. In duple meter, the main stress falls every other beat, while in triple meter the main stress falls once every three beats. Medieval music did not use bar lines or have modern-day expectations of emphasis, but much of the music from the late twelfth century and after did have regular meter.
1. A recurring pattern of beat that, in Western music, coincides with the duration of a bar or measure. 2. A beat schema that typically involves a cycle of between 2 and 5 beats with a distinctive way of subdividing beats. See compound meter; simple meter; duple meter; triple meter; irregular meter; Aksak meter; hypermeter; contrametric; binary meter bias; beat; downbeat.
(m) metre. The meter is the basic unit of length in the SI system of units, defined as the distance light travels through a vacuum in exactly 1/299792458 seconds. 1 m = 39.37 inches. Meters are abbreviated as "m" in measurements.
Any ordering and unifying element in poetry that mimics and heightens the rhythms of our speech and the rhythms of the natural world around us; meter involves the stresses of words and how those words are placed next to one another to create a metrical pattern (you will hear the word stress referred to as beat or accent as well -- these are interchangeable terms).
The structure of notes in a regular pattern of accented and unaccented beats within a measure, indicated at the beginning of a composition by a meter signature.
the expected pattern or theoretical number and distribution of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of verse of a given type. For example, in iambic pentameter the prescribed pattern is da DUM, da DUM, da DUM, da DUM, da DUM--five iambs.(See Rhythm.)
Meter (British English spelling: metre) describes the linguistic sound patterns of a verse. Scansion is the analysis of poetry's metrical and rhythmic patterns. Prosody is sometimes used to describe poetic meter, and indicates the analysis of similar aspects of language in linguistics.
Meter or (chiefly British variation) metre (see spelling differences) is the measurement of a musical line into measures of stressed and unstressed "beats", indicated in Western music notation by a symbol called a time signature. Properly, "metre" describes the whole concept of measuring rhythmic units, but it can also be used as a specific descriptor for a measurement of an individual piece as represented by the time signature—for example, "This piece is in " is equivalent to "This piece is in 4/4 time" or "This piece has a 4/4 time signature".
The mechanical or digital device that creates a valid denominated postage imprint known as a meter stamp. Postage is prepaid to the regulating postal authority. Meters were authorized by the UPU in 1920. They are used today by volume mailers to cut the cost of franking mail.
Tape - A piece of adhesive paper that is fed through a postage meter and imprinted with postage. The meter tape is then applied to a mailpiece (usually a large envelope or parcel that is too big to fit through the postage meter). ( Go Back to Previous Page )
A device that gives a definable measurement of something. In audio, usually refers to the dBm or VU meters which indicate signal level on a mixer or other device. Can be in the form of an analog meter, or digital (LED display) meter.
A fundamental object which measures and limits resources, currently only CPU time. A domain with a valid meter can consume the metered resources as long as the meter has positive values. A meter key conveys no authority to alter the meter other than decrementing the value of the resource. Meters are arranged hierarchically and decrement in lock-step.
An electronic instrument measuring electrical resistance (Ohms) via hand-held electrodes. Makes tiny changes in resistance visible on a needle scale. Used to help finding and erasing unwanted conditions in the Mind. The Meter has many other names: GSR Meter (Galvanic Skin Response Meter), E-meter (Electropsykometer) etc.
A devise which measures and records the production or consumption of electrical energy. Induction disc meters have been used for 100 years, but fully electronic meters are slowly becoming more popular.
Electric Resistance Moisture - A meter that measures the electrical resistance of timber, which is converted to a reading of timber moisture content. They are usually calibrated for Douglas Fir. The reading must then be corrected for temperature and species. Capacitance Moisture - A meter that measures the varying capacitance of wood with changing moisture content using a radio frequency oscillator. They measure the amount of water per unit volume in the wood.
A meter is a device used to measure the amount of electricity, natural gas, crude oil or refined products as it flows from one point to another on a pipeline. Utilities record the values measured by these meters to determine consumption during a specific time period.
A detector component that provides visual information to aid in target identification. Meters feature either an LCD or needle indicator which may display intensity of signal, target depth, target identification, type of metal, or battery condition.
An electronic or mechanical apparatus in an electronic gaming device. May record the number of coins wagered, the number of coins dropped, the number of times the handle was pulled, or the number of coins paid out to winning players.
The color-coded fan located directly below the exercise/preview toggle switch in Picture Exercises for Language Skill D: Speaking. The Meter indicates how closely your voice matches that of the native speaker.
Many cameras contain meters, which are instruments that identify the lighting for a correct exposure. There are also studio meters, which are hand held instruments that identify the correct lighting exposure when using a flash.