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Costs or other consequences are accumulating, as in We'd better come to a decision soon, for the meter is running. This metaphoric expression alludes to the fare mounting up on a taxi meter. [Late 1900s]
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Units come complete with supply containers, controls, meters, dispense valve, housing and all interconnecting piping.
The FlexNet system's two-way features include demand reads, kWh and actual voltage, and programmable read interval, low-voltage and breaker re-closure warnings, power fail alarm, and meter functions that are accessible from the Internet.
NR Meter--A meter that is not registering and giving actual reads.
As diameters got up to 6 meters or more, a catch-22 came in: In large telescope mirrors the amount of glass seemingly required for stiffness would slump under its own weight and distort the reflecting surface it was supposed to maintain.
Mineralization is present across widths of tens to hundreds of meters along this length.
While owners are on frontage they are not realizing that their I-Mon meter, (I-Monitor is the status that a meter is in while the property continues to be billed on frontage) may have malfunctioned and no longer registering.
Gray took first place in the 100 meters with a time of 12.
A meter that isn't registering is subject to incorrect estimating and estimating is never in the owner's favor.
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With smart meter data, customers can verify energy savings projected from investment in various energy-efficiency modifications, as well as identify and implement operational strategies to control peak-load requirements and reduce energy waste.
It is a comprehensive study of the world market and contains demand forecasts for 184 countries and detailed meter market surveys of the 15 largest markets in Europe, Asia and the Americas, accounting for 80% of demand.
In its latest offering for meter funding, NYSERDA has reduced its maximum incentive from $3,000 per meter to $2,500.
Regina Jacobs, the American 5,000-meter record holder and seven-time national 1,500-meter champion, stepped down to the 800 meters to win in 2:07.
December 31(st) Marks the Deadline for Phase III of the USPS Plan for Secure Postage Meter Technology