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  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 
  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 
  {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]: 
  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}, 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  {software  metric} 

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