bimeter (plural bimeters)
- (dentistry) A type of gnathodynamometer having an adjustable central-bearing point.
1951, Jerome Meyer, Oral Rehabilitation, page 528:
- It is unfortunate that the bimeter cannot be used in dentulous cases.
- (music) The setting of one meter against another.
1973, Roland Nadeau, “The Grace and Beauty of Classic Rags: Structural Elements in a Distinct Musical Genre”, in Music Educators Journal, volume 59, number 8:
- A sophisticated variant of the bimeter in Figure 7 occurs when the values in the right-hand part are not even, but nevertheless establish a feeling of meter opposed to that in the bass (Figure 8).
- (poetry) A meter wherein each line has two metrical feet.
1982, Willem Pieter Gerritsen, “Coornhert and Boethius: A Side-Light on the Genesis of Dutch Renaissance Verse”, in D.H. Green, editors, From Wolfram and Petrarch to Goethe and Grass, page 310:
- […] two poems combine tetrameters with trimeters, and two others tetrameters with bimeters.