Bachic Meter

Entertainment / Literature / Bachic Meter: Poetry in which each foot is a three-syllable foot consisting of three heavy stresses. It is rare in English.

Bachic Foot

Entertainment / Literature / Bachic Foot: A three-syllable foot of poetry consisting of a light stress followed by two heavy stresses. This verse pattern was not unknown in Greek verse, but is fairly rare in English verse. An example of a phr MORE

Pitch Diameter

Business / Machine Shop / Pitch Diameter: The diameter of a thread at an imaginary point where the width of the groove and the with of the thread are equal. MORE

Picometer

Science / Chemistry / Picometer: One picometer is 10-12 meters. MORE

Photometer

Entertainment / Photography / Photometer: Instrument for measuring light being reflected from a surface. It works by comparing the reflected light with a standard source produced within the photometer. MORE

Personal People Meter (PPM)

Technology / Television (TV) / Personal People Meter (PPM): Hardware currently being tested by Arbitron. The PPM is a pager-sized device that is worn by consumers throughout the day to automatically detect inaudible codes that radio and television broadcasters MORE

Port Diameter

Technology / Home Audio / Port Diameter: The measurement across the port opening. Measured as internal diameter (not outer diameter . MORE

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