Definitions of metric

  1. a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Denoting measurement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for metric

  1. She started baiting Jimmy with loaded questions and stopped when Jimmy stated that Napoleon Bonaparte was responsible for the invention of canned food, the adoption of the metric system, and the development of the semaphore telegraph. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  2. It would be convenient, if we could follow the example of nearly all the other commercial nations, and use the metric system for all our weights and measures. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun