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suff.
Of or relating to measurement: volumetric.

[Latin metricus; see metrical.]
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met•ric1

(ˈmɛ trɪk)

adj.
pertaining to the meter or to the metric system.
[1860–65; < French métrique; see meter1, -ic]

met•ric2

(ˈmɛ trɪk)

adj.
1. pertaining to distance: metric geometry.
n.
3. Math. a geometric function having properties analogous to those of the distance between points on a real line.
[1750–60; < Latin metricus < Greek metrikós of measuring. See meter2, -ic]

-metric

a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -meter (barometric) or -metry (geometric).
[< Greek -metrikos]
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