Associations to the word «Metric»


METRIC, adjective. Of or relating to the metric system of measurement
METRIC, adjective. (music) of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
METRIC, adjective. (mathematics) (physics) of or relating to distance
METRIC, noun. A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in engineering)
METRIC, noun. (mathematics) A measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a real-valued function d(x,y) between points x and y satisfying the following properties: (1) "positive definiteness": \( d(x,y) \ge 0 \) and \( d(x,y) = 0 \mbox{ iff } x=y \), (2) "symmetry": \( d(x,y) = d(y,x) \), and (3) "triangle inequality": \( d(x,y) \le d(x,z) + d(z,y) \).
METRIC, noun. Abbreviation of metric system.
METRIC, verb. (transitive) (aerospace, systems engineering) To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.
METRIC CARAT, noun. A unit of weight, 0.2 grams, used for gemstones, etc.
METRIC FEET, noun. Plural of metric foot
METRIC FOOT, noun. A unit of length (30 cm) used to sell wood in the United Kingdom.
METRIC LEVEL, noun. (music) The pulses in a metric structure.
METRIC LEVELS, noun. Plural of metric level
METRIC MILE, noun. A distance in international athletics (particularly track), the 1500 meter race, being about a mile (~1609 meters).
METRIC MILE, noun. (US) In high school track, 4 laps of the standard 400 meter track, 1600 meters.
METRIC MILES, noun. Plural of metric mile
METRIC OUNCE, noun. A metric approximation of the ounce; specifically:
METRIC OUNCE, noun. 25 grams.
METRIC OUNCE, noun. 30 grams.
METRIC OUNCES, noun. Plural of metric ounce
METRIC POUND, noun. Usually an informal term for half of a kilogram or 500 grams.
METRIC POUNDS, noun. Plural of metric pound
METRIC SHITLOAD, noun. (vulgar) (humorous) A very large number or amount.
METRIC SPACE, noun. (mathematics) Any space whose elements are points, between any two of which a non-negative real number can be defined as the distance between the points; an example is Euclidean space.
METRIC SPACES, noun. Plural of metric space
METRIC STRUCTURE, noun. (music) regular rhythmic components of a song, including its metre and tempo
METRIC STRUCTURES, noun. Plural of metric structure
METRIC SYSTEM, noun. The system of measurements developed in France in the 1790s and now used worldwide.
METRIC SYSTEM, noun. The modern version of that system, Systeme Internationale d'Unites (International System of Units), or SI system of measurements that is based on the base units of the meter/metre, the kilogram, the second, the ampere, the kelvin, the mole, and the candela.
METRIC SYSTEM, noun. Any variant of that system, that was not codified as SI, such as cgs
METRIC TON, noun. A tonne, a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms.
METRIC TONS, noun. Plural of metric ton

Dictionary definition

METRIC, noun. A function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them.
METRIC, noun. 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".
METRIC, noun. A system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic.
METRIC, adjective. Based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents".
METRIC, adjective. The rhythmic arrangement of syllables.

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