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METRIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does metric mean? 

METRIC (noun)
  The noun METRIC has 3 senses:

1. a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
2. a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
3. a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

  Familiarity information: METRIC used as a noun is uncommon.


METRIC (adjective)
  The adjective METRIC has 2 senses:

1. based on the meter as a standard of measurement
2. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

  Familiarity information: METRIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


METRIC (noun)


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Meaning:

A function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

metric function; metric

Hypernyms ("metric" is a kind of...):

function; mathematical function (a mathematical relation such that each element of one set is associated with at least one element of another set)

Domain category:

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

natural philosophy; physical science; physics (the science of matter and energy and their interactions)


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Meaning:

A decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

metric unit; metric

Context examples:

convert all the measurements to metric units / it is easier to work in metric

Hypernyms ("metric" is a kind of...):

unit; unit of measurement (any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "metric"):

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)


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Meaning:

A system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

system of measurement; metric

Hypernyms ("metric" is a kind of...):

amount; measure; quantity (how much there is of something that you can quantify)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "metric"):

system of weights and measures (system of measurement for length and weight and duration)

temperature scale (a system of measuring temperature)

system of weights; weight (a system of units used to express the weight of something)

Beaufort scale (a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind)

board measure (a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot)

circular measure (measurement of angles in radians)

Brix scale (a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions)

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

information measure (a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information)

point system (a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point)


METRIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Based on the meter as a standard of measurement

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

metric; metrical

Context examples:

the metric system / metrical equivalents

Pertainym:

meter (the basic unit of length adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites (approximately 1.094 yards))


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Meaning:

The rhythmic arrangement of syllables

Synonyms:

measured; metric; metrical

Similar:

rhythmic; rhythmical (recurring with measured regularity)

Domain category:

metrics; prosody (the study of poetic meter and the art of versification)


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