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mita

1. (loan) (noun) rhythm, intonation, pronunciation and sound of a language, accent, diction, elocution, dialect, register.

Ehara ahau i te poropiti mō ngā mita o te reo (HM 4/2008:5). / I am not an advocate for the accents of the language.

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Synonyms: tohu whakahua kupu

mita

1. (loan) (noun) metre.

Ka haua e ia te pōro mō te nuku atu i te kotahi rau mita (Ng 1993:205). / She hit the ball over 100 metres (Ng 1993:205).

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Mita

1. (loan) (noun) Mister, Mr.

Mita Hape (TW 24/8/1878:10/426). / From Mr Hape.

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mita

1. (loan) (noun) bit (of a horse harness).

Taupopoki, Mita

1. (personal name) (1845/46?-1935) Tūhourangi, Ngāti Wāhiao; leader whose rank, oratory and knowledge of whakapapa and tradition brought him fame.

mita pūtoru

1. (loan) (noun) cubic metre.

He waeine te mita pūtoru mō te rōrahi me te kītanga. Ko te rahi o te mita pūtoru, he rite ki te mataono rite, kotahi mita te roa o ia tapa. 1,000,000 ngā mitarau pūtoru (cm3) kei roto i te mita pūtoru kotahi (TRP 2010:173). / A cubic metre is a unit of measurement for volume. A cubic metre is equivalent to a cube which measures one metre on each side. There are 1,000,000 cubic centimetres (cm3) in a cubic metre (TRP 2010:173).

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mita pūrua

1. (noun) square metre.

Ko te rahi o te mita pūrua, he tapawhā rite, kotahi mita te roa o ia tapa. 10,000 ngā mitarau pūrua (cm2) kei roto i te mita pūrua kotahi (TRP 2010:172). / A square metre is equivalent to a square which measures one metre on each side. There are 10,000 square centimetres (cm2) in a square metre (TRP 2010:172).

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rima mita

1. (loan) (noun) five-metre line (sport).

rua tekau mā rua mita

1. (loan) (noun) 22-metre line (rugby).

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