1. [ adjective ] based on the meter as a standard of measurement
Synonyms: metrical

"the metric system" "metrical equivalents"

Related terms: meter meter
2. [ noun ] a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
Synonyms: system_of_measurement
Related terms: measure temperature_scale Beaufort_scale Brix_scale information_measure circular_measure board_measure centigrade_scale Fahrenheit_scale system_of_weights system_of_weights_and_measures utility point_system metric_system
3. [ noun ] a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
Synonyms: metric_unit

"convert all the measurements to metric units" "it is easier to work in metric"

Related terms: unit_of_measurement metric_weight_unit metric_linear_unit metric_capacity_unit
4. [ noun ] (mathematics) a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
Synonyms: metric_function
Related terms: function physics mathematics
5. [ adjective ] (prosody) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
Synonyms: metrical measured
Related terms: prosody rhythmical
Similar spelling:   metrics