meter reading


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meter reading the act of measuring with meters or similar instruments "he has a job meter reading for the gas company"
    • n meter reading a datum about some physical state that is presented to a user by a meter or similar instrument "he could not believe the meter reading","the barometer gave clear indications of an approaching storm"
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In literature:

The gas company gobbled him up and gave him a lucrative job reading gas-meters.
"Toaster's Handbook" by Peggy Edmund and Harold W. Williams, compilers
He read the gamma meter again and did some quick calculations.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
When he came up he professed to have read the meter and he left the house quite quietly.
"Winsome Winnie and other New Nonsense Novels" by Stephen Leacock
For a moment they hung there, while they made readings of the meters.
"The Black Star Passes" by John W Campbell
Hilton's inside meter still read zero.
"Masters of Space" by Edward Elmer Smith
Snookums was looking over the notations on the meter readings for the previous few minutes.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
A man came there again just the other day, too, and said he wanted to read the gas-meter.
"Tom Slade on a Transport" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He turned a dial, noted the readings on a few meters, then twisted another dial.
"Alarm Clock" by Everett B. Cole
The dials of meter read 658,800 cubic feet.
"Elements of Plumbing" by Samuel Dibble
If a lamp bank is used, a switchboard type meter reading to about 25 amperes is suitable.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte

In news:

Oncor's meter-reading dates should more accurately be called 'meter-reading weeks.
Coldwater switching to automatic water meter reading system.
Village councilors on Monday accepted a bid from Sensus System to install an automatic meter reading (AMR) system for the village's 1,850 water meters.
Newton WaterWorks mulling options on meter readings.
For the past 22 years, Black Hills Energy has been reading the water meters for Newton WaterWorks .
MidAmerican Energy to automate meter reading.
Customers' Rates Not Raised to Pay for New Meter Reading Technology.
MidAmerican Energy has begun the process of installing automated meter reading technology for customers in Storm Lake and the surrounding area.
Through a state grant, LPD has received seven tint meters, which give a digital reading of how dark a car's windows are.
NV Energy has installed about 1.3 million smart meters , which can transmit meter -reading data directly from a home or business to the utility.
Then she read a sticker on the meter indicating the city's 513 parking meters were not being enforced for a year, ending next summer.
The uPASS Access supports the passive UHF technology (EPC Gen II) and enables a read range of up to 2 meters (6 feet).
Let the Water Games Begin' is theme of this year's three-day event By DCN Staff The annual " Raccoon River Days" celebration in Van Meter will be held next weekend, June – Continue reading.
Plymouth's Libby Read leads a pack in the 800-meter race at the Rochester Girls Track Sectional.
Only 49.6 percent of voters support bond referendum By DCN Staff Van Meter voters turned down a $7.6 million school referendum for a number of upgrades to existing school buildings – Continue reading.

In science:

Abstract—A tracking detector based on two meters long scintillating fibers read out by silicon photomultipliers (SiPM) is being developed for the KAO S spectrometer at the Mainz Microtron MAMI.
A Tracking Fiber Detector based on Silicon Photomultipliers for the Kaos Spectrometer
Fig. 5 shows the setup for characterizing a two meters long Bicron BCF-20 fiber read out in both extremes by the large area SiPM.
A Tracking Fiber Detector based on Silicon Photomultipliers for the Kaos Spectrometer
Remote reading using smart meters will start.
The Japanese Smart Grid Initiatives, Investments, and Collaborations
The meter’s generalized position ˆQafter is amplified and read out classically immediately after the interaction, to determine the test-mass position.
The noise in gravitational-wave detectors and other classical-force measurements is not influenced by test-mass quantization
Read-out of the state of a quantum system requires some form of coupling of the quantum system to a classical measuring device, such that at the end of the measurement process, the meter indicates the state of the quantum system, projected onto the measurement basis.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution