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Adjective: metric  me-trik
  1. (prosody) Rhythmically written in meter
    - measured, metrical
  2. Based on the meter as a standard of measurement
    "the metric system";
    - metrical
Noun: metric  me-trik
  1. A decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
    "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric";
    - metric unit
  2. A system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
    - system of measurement
  3. (physics) a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
    - metric function

Derived forms: metrics

See also: rhythmic, rhythmical

Type of: amount, function, map, mapping, mathematical function, measure, quantity, single-valued function, unit, unit of measurement

Encyclopedia: Metric