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Metric

[me-trik] /ˈmɛ trɪk/

1.
pertaining to the or to the .
noun
2.
Often, metrics. a standard for measuring or evaluating something, especially one that uses figures or statistics: new metrics for gauging an organization’s diversity;
pretty good by any metric.
[me-trik] /ˈmɛ trɪk/
1.
pertaining to distance:
metric geometry.
2.
.
noun
3.
Mathematics. a nonnegative real-valued function having properties analogous to those of the distance between points on a real line, as the distance between two points being independent of the order of the points, the distance between two points being zero if, and only if, the two points coincide, and the distance between two points being less than or equal to the sum of the distances from each point to an arbitrary third point.
1.
a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -meter, (barometric) or -metry, (geometric).
/ˈmɛtrɪk/
1.
of or relating to the metre or metric system
2.
(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
noun
3.
(maths) the function ρ(x, y) satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set (a metric space)

“pertaining to the system of measures based on the meter,” 1855, from French métrique, from mèter (see meter (n.2)). In this sense, metrical is attested from 1797.
n.

“science of versification,” 1760, from Greek he metrike “prosody,” plural of metron “meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion” (see meter (n.1)).

word-forming element from -metry + -ic.

metric met·ric1 (mět’rĭk)
Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.
metric
(mět’rĭk)
Relating to the meter or the metric system.

software metric

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• Metrical

[me-tri-kuh l] /ˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or poetic measure. 2. composed in meter or verse. 3. pertaining to measurement. /ˈmɛtrɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to measurement 2. of or in poetic metre adj. “pertaining to versification,” early 15c., from Latin metricus “metrical,” from Greek metrikos “of or for meter, metrical,” from […]

• Metrically

[me-tri-kuh l] /ˈmɛ trɪ kəl/ adjective 1. pertaining to or poetic measure. 2. composed in meter or verse. 3. pertaining to measurement. /ˈmɛtrɪkəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to measurement 2. of or in poetic metre adj. “pertaining to versification,” early 15c., from Latin metricus “metrical,” from Greek metrikos “of or for meter, metrical,” from […]

• Metrical-mile

noun 1. (in track and swimming) a race of 1500 meters, nearly equivalent to a mile.

• Metrical psalm

noun 1. a translation of one of the psalms into rhyming strict-metre verse usually sung as a hymn

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