Definitions of metric

  1. (prosody) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard of measurement; of or pertaining to the decimal system of measurement of which a meter is the unit; as, the metric system; a metric measurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An antiprotozoal used in amebiasis, trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and as a treponemacide in livestock. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens (NTP 85-002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen (Merck, 11th ed). Medical Dictionary DB
  10. Pertaining to measurement, measure, or rhythm, or to the metric system; metric system, the French system of weights and measures, by which things are measured or counted by tens or fractions of tens. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Relating to measurement, quantitative. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  12. Pertaining to measure or meter. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Pertaining to the meter as a unit of measurement or to the metric system. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Denoting measurement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. met'rik, adj. quantitative.--adj. MET'RICAL, pertaining to measurement.--n.pl. MET'RICS, the theory of measurement.--ns. MET'ROGRAPH, an apparatus for registering the speed of a railway-train and the places and duration of stops; METROL'OGY, the science of weights and measures; MET'RONOME, an instrument like an inverted pendulum which measures musical time.--adj. METRONOM'IC.--n. METRON'OMY, measurement of time by a metronome. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683

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