Meter Or Metre?

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Meter vs metre: which is the correct spelling? Read this if you can’t decide whether to use meter or metre.

Sometimes it can be just confusing to use meter as a length measurement unit instead of feet or yard. But then you bump into these two different spellings.

So which is the correct one: meter or metre?

Meter Vs. Metre – The Answer Is Easy

Well, this is not a tough question. In reality, both meter and metre are correct spellings. The only difference is as follows:

  • Meter is the American spelling
  • Metre is the UK English spelling

And both refer to the same distance. One of the basic units in the SI system, the meter, meter, or m.

So when in doubt, use instead the abbreviation m, and you can’t go wrong!