from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- A suffix denoting
that by which anything is measured.
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- suffix Used to form the names of
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
French -mètre, from Greek metron, measure; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots.
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From Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron, "measure").
Should it be Wilhelm Bruhn, the German inventor of the taxameter, a device that measured (the -meter part of the compound) distance or time, and calculated thereon a charge (taxa-)?