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a. Verse written in lines of two metrical feet.
b. A single line of such verse.
a. Classical quantitative verse consisting of two measures of two feet each, especially in iambic, trochaic, or anapestic meter.
b. A single line of such verse.

[Late Latin dimeter, dimetrus, having two verses, from Greek dimetros : di-, two; see di-1 + metron, meter; see meter1.]
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(Poetry) prosody a line of verse consisting of two metrical feet or a verse written in this metre
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(ˈdɪm ɪ tər)

a verse or line of two measures or feet.
[1580–90; < Late Latin < Greek dímetros of two measures, a dimeter =di- di-1 + -metros, adj. derivative of métron meter1]
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(of a variable number, but generally five or six), which are all equal: each stanza must have the same number of lines (usually hendecasyllables and 'settenari,' or just hendecasyllables) and the same types of line must follow each other in the same order and with the same rhyme scheme." (20) The hendecasyllable is often treated as the Italian equivalent of iambic pentameter, and it might be suggested that the settenario translates to a line of iambic dimeter or trimeter.
In studies on fruit quality of pineapple cultivars from naturally induced slips for fresh fruit consumption, they found fruit length and fruit dimeter for cv.
Whether deeply serious, humorous, or ironic, the poems always take a distinct form; sometimes this form is free verse, but more often it is some version of traditional meter and end-rhyme, ranging from an entirely slant-rhymed sonnet to rhyming quatrains, unrhymed iambic trimeter poems, and (especially prevalent) poems in iambic dimeter lines, rhymed and unrhymed.
(4) Fourth, when the polymer melt temperature increased, the air drawing force and the degree of drawing increased which yield a finer dimeter. (5) Fifth, when the polymer melt temperature increased, the filament fiber cooled more slowly along the spinline, and the air drawing time of polymer lengthened which result in a finer fiber diameter.
The 'Christ's Kirk' stanza in its original form lent itself well to scenes of sociability, consumption, and raucous animation, while the 'standard Habbie', through clever use of rhyming dimeter, enabled poets to achieve a reductive quality suited to the most scathing satire.
Parameters Value (mm) Substrate length [L.sub.sub] 73.4 Substrate width [W.sub.sub] 19.3 Feed width [W.sub.f] 0.47 Stripline length 9.43 Coupler length 2.1 Stub radius 1.56 Stub angle, [alpha] 80[degrees] Via dimeter, [D.sub.vias] 0.6 Spacing among vias, [alpha] 4.8 Circular slot vias spacing, [C.sub.sd] 1.4 Start gap of circular slot, g 13.4 Flare opening, [H.sub.f] 15.16 Circular slot diameter, [D.sub.cs] 2 Table 3: Optimized parameters of the single-section-modified Wilkinson power divider with ports matched to 50 O impedance.
Filler material for TIG process is Al 4043 wire (diameter 2.0 mm), and for MIG and pulsed MIG it is Al 5356 wire (dimeter 1.2 mm).
The pesticides in the control and treatment were extracted using organic solvent extraction three times with acetone and hexane (1:1) mixture, then the extract was concentrated using rotary vaccum evaporator (Buchi R-210, Surkzer) and cleaned up with silica gel column (1:3 cm dimeter x 243 cm length).
This hymn is written in what is called "iambic dimeter acatalectic," the Ambrosian measure widely used in hymns of the Church at that time.
(44-45) The meter of this epigram is iambic dimeter. The opening line recalls "percussa solis spiculo" ("Stuck by the sun's beam") from Prudentius's Morning Hymn (Hymni II.