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[muh-nom-i-ter] /məˈnɒm ɪ tər/
noun, Prosody
a line of verse of one measure or foot.
1840-50; < Late Latin: composed in one meter < Greek monómetros, equivalent to mono- mono- + métr(on) meter2 + -os adj. suffix
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[mon-uh-me-tri-kuh l] /ˌmɒn əˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
monometric, adjective Unabridged
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  • Install a monometer or other pressure-sensing device across the filter system for determining the need for filter replacement.
  • Streaming causes extra complication when a capillary-connected monometer is used.
  • He designed a monometer test panel that is permanently attached to each of the four cooling rack stations near the experiment.
British Dictionary definitions for monometer


(prosody) a line of verse consisting of one metrical foot
Derived Forms
monometrical (ˌmɒnəʊˈmɛtrɪkəl), monometric, adjective
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Encyclopedia Article for monometer

a rare form of verse in which each line consists of a single metrical unit (a foot or dipody). The best-known example of an entire poem in monometer is Robert Herrick's "Upon His Departure Hence": Thus I Passe by,And die:As One,Unknown,And gon:I'm made A shade, And laid I'th grave,There haveMy Cave.Where tell I dwell, Farewell.

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