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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈmɛtɹɪk/, SAMPA: /"mEtrIk/
  • Hyphenation: met·ric

Etymology

From French métrique (1864).

Adjective

metric (not comparable)

Positive
metric

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. of or relating to the metric system of measurement
  2. (music) of or relating to an even-note pattern or rhythmic unit which coincides with the pulses on a metric level. (DeLone et. al. (Eds.), 1975, chap. 3)
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Noun

Singular
metric

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  1. a measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (esp. used in Software Engineering)
  2. (algebra) A measurement of the distance between two points in some metric space; e.g. the Euclidean metric (sqrt(x² + y² + z²) in 3 dimensions).

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