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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**

Sense 1 | metric ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**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)

Sense 2 | metric ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**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)

Sense 3 | metric ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**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)

Sense 1 | metric ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**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))

Sense 2 | metric ^{[BACK TO TOP]} |

**Meaning:**

The rhythmic arrangement of syllables

**Synonyms:**

**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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