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metrical foot


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metrical foot (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
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In literature:

What is a metrical foot?
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
The student must realize each metric foot as an objective expression of a subjective feeling.
"Browning and the Dramatic Monologue" by S. S. Curry

In news:

In a previous blog, 30,000- Foot-Level Metrics Provide Predictive Scorecards, a form of predictive-process reporting was described.
Applying 30,000-Foot-Level Predictive Metrics to Business Scorecards.
Inside the Air Cargo Complex is the 1,400-square-foot Pharma Zone, specially designed to handle 30,000 metric tons of such temperature-sensitive shipments as bulk drugs, raw pharmaceutical .

In science:

However, in general relativity inertial forces are treated on the same footing as gravitation – they are both absorbed in the metric of spacetime.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
Time enters the Minkowski metrical form on an equal footing with the ordinary coordinates though with opposite sign.
Algbrodynamics over complex space and phase extension of the Minkowski geometry
More recently, this was extended to ghost-free theories of many spin-2 fields in terms of N vielbeins, while a formulation in terms of N metrics is given in .1 In the ghost-free bimetric theory, a priori, the two spin-2 fields gµν and fµν appear more or less on the same footing.
On Consistent Theories of Massive Spin-2 Fields Coupled to Gravity
The presence of dilaton-dependent contribution to the trace anomaly is natural if one treats the metric and the dilaton on the same footing and is crucial if one wants to relate the trace anomaly to the Hawking effect.
Trace anomaly and Hawking effect in generic 2D dilaton gravity theories
Our approach considers the field and the metric in equal footing .
Quantum fluctuations of Cosmological Perturbations in Generalized Gravity
The results agree with the standard results but the present method in which the gravitational field and the matter fields are treated separately may have some advantages over the methods were both the metric and matter perturbations are treated on the same footing from the start.
Stochastic semiclassical gravity and fluctuations during inflation
However, not all degenerate configurations arise on an equal footing, and one must take into account dynamical aspects when interpreting results: While there are many degenerate spatial metrics, not all of them are approached along the dynamical evolution of general relativity or a candidate theory for quantum gravity.
Degenerate Configurations, Singularities and the Non-Abelian Nature of Loop Quantum Gravity
For compactification of the dint = 6 internal dimensions of superstring theory on a Calabi Yau manifold Y, we again start with a simplified discussion of metric fluctuations δgab (though we know that the components of the Kalb Ramond field must be considered on an equal footing).
Primordial Fluctuations in String Cosmology
Such fact is possible to be verifyed for instance through the case of the units inch, yard, metrical foot, palm and so on.
Natural units, numbers and numerical clusters