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English adjective: metric

1. metric based on the meter as a standard of measurement

SamplesThe metric system.
Metrical equivalents.


2. metric the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

Synonymsmeasured, metrical

Similarrhythmic, rhythmical

Domain categorymetrics, prosody

Antonymsunrhythmic, unrhythmical

English noun: metric

1. metric a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

Synonymsmetric function

Broader (hypernym)function, map, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths, natural philosophy, physics

2. metric (quantity) a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

SamplesConvert all the measurements to metric units.
It is easier to work in metric.

Synonymsmetric unit

Broader (hypernym)unit, unit of measurement

Narrower (hyponym)metric capacity unit, metric linear unit, metric weight unit, weight unit

3. metric (quantity) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

Synonymssystem of measurement

Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity

Narrower (hyponym)Beaufort scale, board measure, Brix scale, circular measure, criterion, information measure, measure, point system, standard, system of weights, system of weights and measures, temperature scale, touchstone, utility, weight

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