Definitions for metricˈmɛ trɪk
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
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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