Definitions for metricˈmɛ trɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pertaining to the meter or to the metric system.
Origin of metric:
1860–65; < F métrique; see meter1, -ic
pertaining to distance:
(n.)Math. a geometric function having properties analogous to those of the distance between points on a real line.
Origin of metric:
1750–60; < L metricus < Gk metrikós of measuring. See meter2, -ic
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -meter (barometric) or -metry (geometric).
Category: Common Vocabulary, Weights and Measures, Affix
Origin of -metric:
< Gk -metrikos
metric function, metric(noun)
a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
metric unit, metric(noun)
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"
system of measurement, metric(adj)
a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
based on the meter as a standard of measurement
"the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
measured, metrical, metric(adj)
the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
using meters and kilograms as units of measurement
metric measurements; the metric system
A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
A measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a real-valued function d(x,y) between points x and y satisfying the following properties: (1) "positive definiteness": and , (2) "symmetry": , and (3) "triangle inequality": .
To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.
of or relating to the metric system of measurement
of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
Of or relating to distance
Origin: From métrique (1864), from metricus, from metrum; see meter.
relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement
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
Metric is a Canadian indie rock band founded in 1998 in Toronto. They were also at various times been based in Montreal, London, New York City and Los Angeles. The band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key. The band started in 1998 as a duo formed by Haines and Shaw. Initially, the duo's name was Mainstream. After releasing an EP titled Mainstream EP, they changed the band's name to Metric, after a sound that was programmed by Shaw on his keyboard in 1998. In 2001, Winstead and Scott-Key joined them. Haines and Shaw also perform with the band Broken Social Scene. In 1996, Haines has released the album Cut in Half and Also Double. Under Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton moniker, she released in 2006 the studio album Knives Don't Have Your Back, followed in 2007 by the EP What Is Free to a Good Home?. Emily Haines has been a guest on albums by artists like Stars, KC Accidental, The Stills, Jason Collett, The Crystal Method and Tiësto. Shaw issued the studio album Life on the Clock in 1997. Scott-Key and Winstead have their own side project, Bang Lime.
Translations for metric
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of the metre or metric system
Are these scales metric?
- métricoPortuguese (BR)
- meetri-, meetrilineEstonian
- بر حسب مترFarsi
- मीटर काHindi
- meter-, metriskNorwegian
- metryczny, dziesiętnyPolish
- بر حسب مترPersian
- د متر په حسابPashto
- 公制的Chinese (Trad.)
- میٹر پر مبنیUrdu
- theo métVietnamese
- 米制的Chinese (Simp.)
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