Definitions of metric

  1. ( prosody) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
  2. based on the meter as a standard of measurement; " the metric system"; " metrical equivalents"
  3. a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
  4. 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"
  5. a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
  6. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
  7. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.
  8. Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard of measurement; of or pertaining to the decimal system of measurement of which a meter is the unit; as, the metric system; a metric measurement.
  9. An antiprotozoal used in amebiasis, trichomoniasis, giardiasis, and as a treponemacide in livestock. It has also been proposed as a radiation sensitizer for hypoxic cells. According to the Fourth Annual Report on Carcinogens ( NTP 85- 002, 1985, p133), this substance may reasonably be anticipated to be a carcinogen ( Merck, 11th ed).
  10. Pertaining to measurement, measure, or rhythm, or to the metric system; metric system, the French system of weights and measures, by which things are measured or counted by tens or fractions of tens.
  11. Relating to measurement, quantitative.
  12. Pertaining to measure or meter.
  13. Pertaining to the meter as a unit of measurement or to the metric system.
  14. Denoting measurement.

Usage examples for metric

  1. Does one detect any difference in the metric movement? – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. " In the metric system, 'meg' means million. – The Electronic Mind Reader by John Blaine
  3. Unit of metric system, 15. 43 grains troy. – A Practical Physiology by Albert F. Blaisdell
  4. " In the analyses of chemicals one of the processes is by what is called the color metric test- that is, the test by color. – The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island by Roger Thompson Finlay
  5. It was the native place of Lenoir, who invented the instrument which made possible the definite determination of the metric system of measurement. – Castles and Chateaux of Old Touraine and the Loire Country by Francis Miltoun
  6. Mr. Richard Grant White, writing in some newspaper or magazine in opposition to the proposed adoption of the metric system of weights and measures, had made an amusing blunder. – Recollections of a Varied Life by George Cary Eggleston
  7. The spirit of the two when interpreted by the voice differ in the metric movement. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  8. It would be convenient, if we could follow the example of nearly all the other commercial nations, and use the metric system for all our weights and measures. – Business Hints for Men and Women by Alfred Rochefort Calhoun
  9. The war of the standards still rages- metric or decimal, or no change. – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  10. So complex, so mysterious, is the metric expression of feeling, that no one poem can be made a standard for another. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  11. She started baiting Jimmy with loaded questions and stopped when Jimmy stated that Napoleon Bonaparte was responsible for the invention of canned food, the adoption of the metric system, and the development of the semaphore telegraph. – The Fourth R by George Oliver Smith
  12. Metric music may be alien to the adequate expression of the latter, whereas rhythmic emotion can have no other appropriate issue. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  13. Sufficient ore is reported to have been developed to insure a future production of at least 40, 000 metric tons- an amount equivalent to the entire world requirements at pre- war rates of consumption for 100 years. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  14. One is that the song in " A Blot on the 'Scutcheon," " There's a woman like a dew- drop," written several years before the author's meeting with Elizabeth Barrett, is so closely in the style of " Lady Geraldine's Courtship," and other ballads by the sweet singer who afterwards became a partner in the loveliest marriage of which we have record in literary history, that, even were there nothing to substantiate the fact, it were fair to infer that Mertoun's song to Mildred was the electric touch which compelled to its metric shape one of Mrs. Browning's best- known poems. – Life of Robert Browning by William Sharp
  15. The anchor bolts had a mass of four metric tons each. – Anchorite by Randall Garrett
  16. In support of the contentions that the neutral countries were supplying Germany, Great Britain furnished the Government with the following table as representing the minimum of food exports from Scandinavia and Holland to Germany in 1916: Butter, 82, 600 metric tons; meat, 115, 800 tons; pork products, 68, 800 tons; condensed milk, 70, 000 tons; fish, 407 tons; cheese, 80, 500 tons; eggs, 46, 400 tons; potato meal, 179, 500 tons; coffee, 58, 500 tons; fruit, 74, 000 tons; sugar, 12, 000 tons; vegetables, 215, 000. These figures are most impressive, it is asserted, in relation to fats, the scarcest thing in Germany. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  17. Rarely, for example, is a hymn read with its true metric movement. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  18. Such was the establishment of a convenient and uniform system of weights and measures, based on decimal reckoning, the so- called metric system, which has come to be accepted by almost all civilized nations save the English- speaking peoples. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes