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met·ric 1

Of or relating to the meter or the metric system: US Customary units and their metric equivalents.

[French métrique, from mètre, meter; see meter2.]

met·ric 2

1. A standard of measurement, especially one that evaluates a complex process or system.
2. Mathematics A geometric function that describes the distances between pairs of points in a space.
Of or relating to distance.

[From Latin metricus, relating to measurement; see metrical.]

met·ric 3

Poetic meter.
Relating to or having poetic meter; metrical.

[Greek (hē) metrikē (tekhnē), (the art) of meter, feminine of metrikos, relating to measurement; see metrical.]
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1. (Units) of or relating to the metre or metric system
2. (Mathematics) maths denoting or relating to a set containing pairs of points for each of which a non-negative real number ρ(x, y) (the distance) can be defined, satisfying specific conditions
(Mathematics) maths the function ρ(x, y) satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set (a metric space)
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(ˈmɛ trɪk)

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


(ˈmɛ trɪk)

1. pertaining to distance: metric geometry.
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]


a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -meter (barometric) or -metry (geometric).
[< Greek -metrikos]
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Relating to the meter or the metric system. See Table at measurement.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metric - a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between themmetric - 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)
2.metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)metric - 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
3.metric - 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.1.metric - based on the meter as a standard of measurementmetric - based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
2.metric - the rhythmic arrangement of syllablesmetric - 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"- John Galsworthy; "rhythmical prose"
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theo hệ mét


A. ADJmétrico
to go metricpasar al sistema métrico
B. CPD metric system Nsistema m métrico
metric ton Ntonelada f métrica (= 1.000kg)
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adj [measurement] → métrique
the metric system → le système métrique
to go metric → adopter le système métrique
to work in metric → utiliser le système métrique
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adjmetrisch; the metric systemdas metrische Maßsystem; to go metricauf das metrische Maßsystem umstellen
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[ˈmɛtrɪk] adjmetrico/a
to go metric → adottare il sistema metrico decimale
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(American) meter (ˈmiːtə) noun
(often abbreviated m mwhen written) the chief unit of length in the metric system, equal to 39.37 inches. This table is one metre broad.
metric (ˈmetrik) adjective
of the metre or metric system. Are these scales metric?
the metric system
a system of weights and measures based on multiples of ten (eg 1 metre = 100 centimetres, 1 centimetre = 10 millimetres etc).
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مِتْرِيُّ metrický metrisk metrisch μετρικός métrico metri- métrique metrički metrico メートル法の 미터법의 metrisch metrisk metryczny métrico метрический meter- ซึ่งวัดเป็นเมตร metrik theo hệ mét 公制的
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a. métrico-a;
___ systemsistema ___.
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