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## metric

```  3  definitions  found

From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]:

Metric  \Met"ric\,  a.  [L.  metricus,  Gr  ?:  cf  F.  m['e]trique.
See  {Meter}  rhythm.]
1.  Relating  to  measurement;  involving,  or  proceeding  by
measurement.

2.  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.

{Metric  analysis}  (Chem.),  analysis  by  volume;  volumetric
analysis.

{Metric  system},  a  system  of  weights  and  measures  originating
in  France,  the  use  of  which  is  required  by  law  in  many
countries,  and  permitted  in  many  others  including  the
United  States  and  England.  The  principal  unit  is  the  meter
(see  {Meter}).  From  this  are  formed  the  are  the  liter,
the  stere,  the  gram,  etc  These  units,  and  others  derived
from  them  are  divided  decimally,  and  larger  units  are
formed  from  multiples  by  10,  100,  1,000,  and  10,000.  The
successive  multiplies  are  designated  by  the  prefixes,
deca-,  hecto-,  kilo-,  and  myria-;  successive  parts  by
deci-,  centi-,  and  milli-.  The  prefixes  mega-  and  micro-
are  sometimes  used  to  denote  a  multiple  by  one  million,
and  the  millionth  part  respectively.  See  the  words  formed
with  these  prefixes  in  the  Vocabulary.  For  metric  tables,
see  p.  1682.

From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]:

metric
adj  1:  based  on  the  meter  as  a  standard  of  measurement;  "the  metric
system";  "metrical  equivalents"  [syn:  {metrical}]
2:  (prosody)  the  rhythmic  arrangement  of  syllables  [syn:  {measured},
{metrical}]

From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]:

metric

{software  metric}

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