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English adjective: metric

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


SamplesThe metric system.
Metrical equivalents.


Synonymsmetrical

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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