Definition of Meter reading
1. Noun. A datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument. "The barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
Generic synonyms: Data Point, Datum
Specialized synonyms: Clock Time, Time, Miles Per Hour, Mph
Derivative terms: Indicate, Read
2. Noun. The act of measuring with meters or similar instruments. "He has a job meter reading for the gas company"
Generic synonyms: Measure, Measurement, Measuring, Mensuration
Derivative terms: Read
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Literary usage of Meter reading
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1. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"(a) Have competent men, thoroughly instructed on meter reading, especially with regard to the relation of dials to each other; (b) adopt one good meter as ..."
2. Marine Engineers' Handbook by Frank Ward Sterling (1920)
"In this case they arc '2.12 in. linear measurement apart, which is the meter reading in this instance. Hopkinson-Thring Torsion Meter. ..."
3. Hand Book of Natural Gas by Henry Palmer Westcott (1920)
"... or proving is simple and easily understood. Continuous meter reading—This system has many advantages in favor of both the consumer and the gas company. ..."
4. Manual by American Railway Engineering Association (1921)
"Accuracy is of the greatest importance in meter reading and familiarity with the work and appearance of the dials under various conditions of moisture, ..."
5. The Technical Examination of Crude Petroleum, Petroleum Products and Natural by William Allen Hamor, Fred Warde Padgett (1920)
"meter reading Example: Say the reading of a meter is 10.0, while the prover reads 12.5; then the multiplier is „ = 1.25. Or, say the reading of the meter is ..."
6. Handbook of Construction Cost by Halbert Powers Gillette (1922)
"This record is also transferred to a more permanent form. The following table Is made up of data given by Mr. Craven. TABLE XVI.—A SUMMARY OF meter reading ..."
7. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1902)
"The difference between these two weighings will give the weight of the number of cubic feet of brine shown by the meter reading. For example, if the net ..."