**metric** | | |

*n. (linkdef)* | **1**. **metric**, **metric function** | a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them. |

| ~ math, mathematics, maths | a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. |

| ~ natural philosophy, physics | the science of matter and energy and their interactions.; "*his favorite subject was physics*" |

| ~ function, mapping, mathematical function, single-valued function, map | (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function). |

*n. (quantity)* | **2**. **metric**, **metric unit** | 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*" |

| ~ unit, unit of measurement | any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange.; "*the dollar is the United States unit of currency*"; "*a unit of wheat is a bushel*"; "*change per unit volume*" |

| ~ metric capacity unit | a capacity unit defined in metric terms. |

| ~ metric linear unit | a linear unit of distance in metric terms. |

| ~ metric weight unit, weight unit | a decimal unit of weight based on the gram. |

*n. (quantity)* | **3**. **metric**, **system of measurement** | a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic. |

| ~ quantity, measure, amount | how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify. |

| ~ criterion, standard, touchstone, measure | a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated.; "*the schools comply with federal standards*"; "*they set the measure for all subsequent work*" |

| ~ system of weights and measures | system of measurement for length and weight and duration. |

| ~ point system | a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point. |

| ~ information measure | a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information. |

| ~ utility | (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice. |

| ~ brix scale | a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions. |

| ~ circular measure | measurement of angles in radians. |

| ~ board measure | a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot. |

| ~ beaufort scale | a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind. |

| ~ system of weights, weight | a system of units used to express the weight of something. |

| ~ temperature scale | a system of measuring temperature. |

*adj. (pertain)* | **4**. **metric**, **metrical** | based on the meter as a standard of measurement.; "*the metric system*"; "*metrical equivalents*" |

*adj. * | **5**. **measured**, **metric**, **metrical** | the rhythmic arrangement of syllables. |

| ~ metrics, prosody | the study of poetic meter and the art of versification. |

| ~ rhythmic, rhythmical | recurring with measured regularity.; "*the rhythmic chiming of church bells*"; "*rhythmical prose*" |

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