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'max': 30, To further facilitate reproducibility from lab to lab, the 17th CGPM also made the iodine-stabilised helium–neon laser "a recommended radiation" for realising the metre. common meter, common measure - the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad metrical foot , metrical unit , foot - (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm 3. { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_rightslot' }}]}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162050', zoneId: '776336', position: 'btf' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195466', size: [728, 90] }}, Metre (m), also spelled meter, in measurement, fundamental unit of length in the metric system and in the International Systems of Units (SI). var pbAdUnits = getPrebidSlots(curResolution); { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_topslot' }}]}, bidderSequence: "fixed" {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, if(refreshConfig.enabled == true) { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [300, 50] }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_btmslot' }}]}, var mapping_topslot_b = googletag.sizeMapping().addSize([746, 0], [[728, 90]]).addSize([0, 0], []).build(); { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195465', size: [300, 250] }}, { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971073', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, dfpSlots['topslot_a'] = googletag.defineSlot('/2863368/topslot', [], 'ad_topslot_a').defineSizeMapping(mapping_topslot_a).setTargeting('sri', '0').setTargeting('vp', 'top').setTargeting('hp', 'center').addService(googletag.pubads()); "sign-up": "https://dictionary.cambridge.org/auth/signup?rid=READER_ID", {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, International Bureau of Weights and Measures, International Committee for Weights and Measures, General Conference on Weights and Measures, National Institute of Standards and Technology, "The International System of Units (SI) – NIST", "295–296 (Nordisk familjebok / Uggleupplagan. 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[53], To further reduce uncertainty, the 17th CGPM in 1983 replaced the definition of the metre with its current definition, thus fixing the length of the metre in terms of the second and the speed of light:[54]. [61] By implementing a refractive index correction such as this, an approximate realisation of the metre can be implemented in air, for example, using the formulation of the metre as 1579800.762042(33) wavelengths of helium–neon laser light in vacuum, and converting the wavelengths in a vacuum to wavelengths in air. 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It is the property of the American Philosophical Society, to whom it was presented by Mr. Hassler, who had received it from Tralles, a member of the French Committee charged with the construction of the standard metre by comparison with the toise, which had served as unit of length in the measurement of the meridional arcs in France and Peru. {code: 'ad_leftslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_leftslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/leftslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[120, 600], [160, 600]] } }, type: "cookie", { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_MidArticle' }}, Three major factors limit the accuracy attainable with laser interferometers for a length measurement:[59][66], Of these, the last is peculiar to the interferometer itself. { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971065', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a969411017171829a5c82bb4deb000b', pos: 'cdo_mpuslot3_flex' }}, googletag.pubads().addEventListener('slotRenderEnded', function(event) { if (!event.isEmpty && event.slot.renderCallback) { event.slot.renderCallback(event); } }); Learn more. bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776140', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'onemobile', params: { dcn: '8a9690ab01717182962182bb50ce0007', pos: 'cdo_btmslot_mobile_flex' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195457', size: [320, 100] }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346688' }}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195453', size: [300, 50] }}, Mekaniker – Mykale)", "-meter – definition of -meter in English", "Première détermination de la distance de la Terre au Soleil | Les 350 ans de l'Observatoire de Paris", "Cassini, l'Astronome du roi et le satellite – Exposition virtuelle", "Nomination of the Struve geodetic arc for inscription on the World Heritage List", "XIII. }; iasLog("criterion : cdo_dc = english"); However, “meter” is also used in British English, but it means something different. { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '346693' }}, { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, var googletag = googletag || {}; { bidder: 'sovrn', params: { tagid: '448837' }}, [ C ] In a taxi (= car whose driver you pay to take you somewhere), a meter is the device that measures the … { bidder: 'openx', params: { unit: '539971080', delDomain: 'idm-d.openx.net' }}, They were also the first astronomers to have access to an accurate and reliable value for the radius of Earth, which had been measured by their colleague Jean Picard in 1669 as 3269 thousand toises. [44], As Carlos Ibáñez e Ibáñez de Ibero stated, the progress of metrology combined with those of gravimetry through improvement of Kater's pendulum led to a new era of geodesy. Results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, Austria, Spain, United States, Cape of Good Hope, and of a second Russian standard, made at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton. ga('require', 'displayfeatures'); { bidder: 'triplelift', params: { inventoryCode: 'Cambridge_HDX' }}, bids: [{ bidder: 'rubicon', params: { accountId: '17282', siteId: '162036', zoneId: '776156', position: 'atf' }}, { bidder: 'appnexus', params: { placementId: '11654156' }}, { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_mpuslot' }}, For countries with English as the official language, spelling "metre" is used if that country is listed under en_001 or en_150 for parentLocales in Unicode CLDR – supplemental data, otherwise the spelling "meter" is used. { bidder: 'criteo', params: { networkId: 7100, publisherSubId: 'cdo_rightslot' }}, { bidder: 'pubmatic', params: { publisherId: '158679', adSlot: 'cdo_mpuslot1' }}]}, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195456', size: [300, 250] }}, 'min': 0, }, { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195467', size: [300, 250] }}, } Although conversion from wavelengths to metres introduces an additional error in the overall length due to measurement error in determining the refractive index and the frequency, the measurement of frequency is one of the most accurate measurements available.[66]. {code: 'ad_topslot_b', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_topslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/topslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[728, 90]] } }, name: "pbjs-unifiedid", spelling of metre and litre. { bidder: 'ix', params: { siteId: '195458', size: [336, 280] }}, Meter is a 'measuring device' such as a gas or electricity meter. {code: 'ad_rightslot', pubstack: { adUnitName: 'cdo_rightslot', adUnitPath: '/2863368/rightslot' }, mediaTypes: { banner: { sizes: [[300, 250]] } }, [79][80] The ancient Parisian toise (fathom) was slightly shorter than 2 m and was standardised at exactly 2 m in the mesures usuelles system, such that 1 m was exactly ​1⁄2 toise. 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