submeter

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ meter

Noun[edit]

submeter (plural submeters)

  1. A utility meter, especially for electricity, that allows for the monitoring of usage on a portion of a distribution network, especially not owned by a utility, past a main meter.
    • 2009 February 15, Manny Fernandez, “State Freezes Plan to Have Tenants Pay Electric Bills”, in New York Times[1]:
      Proponents say residential submeters encourage tenants to reduce their energy consumption by making households that never had to worry about electricity costs take financial responsibility for the power they use.

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Verb[edit]

submeter (third-person singular simple present submeters, present participle submetering, simple past and past participle submetered)

  1. (transitive) To install a submeter for.
    • 2009 February 15, Manny Fernandez, “State Freezes Plan to Have Tenants Pay Electric Bills”, in New York Times[2]:
      “The submetering program is intended to help conserve energy, which is something that we remain committed to,” he said.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To charge for electricity usage measured by a submeter.

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Adjective[edit]

submeter (not comparable)

  1. On a scale based on units smaller than meters.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably a semi-learned term derived from Latin submittere.

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /su.bi.meˈte(ʁ)/ [su.bi.meˈte(h)], /sub.meˈte(ʁ)/ [sub.meˈte(h)]
    • (São Paulo) IPA(key): /su.bi.meˈte(ɾ)/, /sub.meˈte(ɾ)/
    • (Rio de Janeiro) IPA(key): /su.bi.meˈte(ʁ)/ [su.bi.meˈte(χ)], /sub.meˈte(ʁ)/ [sub.meˈte(χ)]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /sub.meˈte(ɻ)/, /su.bi.meˈte(ɻ)/

Verb[edit]

submeter (first-person singular present submeto, first-person singular preterite submeti, past participle submetido)

  1. to submit
  2. to subjugate

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