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 History of this Word

"meter" is from "metron" (measure) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
heliometer
diameter
thermometer
pyrometry

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grammar is modifier

"-meter" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates measure. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-meter illustration Temperature directly impacts altimeter readings.
-meter illustration Who teaches in schools that offer Geometry to middle school students?