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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj metric the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    • adj metric based on the meter as a standard of measurement "the metric system","metrical equivalents"
    • n metric a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
    • n metric 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"
    • n metric a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
    • Metric 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 Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.
    • metric Quantitative; involving or relating to measures of distance, especially in different directions. See geometry.
    • metric Having meter or poetic rhythm; pertaining to meter or to metrics; metrical.
    • n metric Same as metrics.
    • metric Pertaining to that system of weights and measures of which the meter is the fundamental unit.
    • metric See gram.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The metric system was to blame for the loss of the Mars Climate orbiter.
    • adjs Metric pertaining to metre or to metrology: consisting of verses
    • adj Metric met′rik quantitative
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. metricus, Gr. : cf. F. métrique,. See Meter rhythm


In literature:

This, on the reverse side, is the metric system, used in France and many other countries.
"With the Children on Sunday" by Sylvanus Stall
Grain production in 1971 was unofficially reported to have reached about 14.5 million metric tons.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The Thibetian prayers, ordinarily in verse, and written in a metrical and well-cadenced style, are marvellously adapted for harmony.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 1 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc
Definite metrical laws had evidently been elaborated when this poem was written.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 5" by Various
As Froude observes, he had little ear for metrical composition.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. VIII" by Various
Hence the numerous translations of metrical romances, which are chiefly referred to his reign.
"View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Henry Hallam
A Metrical Romaunt of the Middle Ages.
"Ticknor and Company Book Catalog (1887)" by Ticknor and Company
All the metrical versions, except those by Mrs. Perry, are from Miss Tomson's collection.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
When we attempt to walk with metrical feet, which are shod with winged shoes, we get on very well.
"In Paradise" by Paul Heyse
In 1568, a Dutch metrical version of the Psalms was issued from the press.
"Rambles in an Old City comprising antiquarian, historical, biographical and political associations" by S. S. Madders
Bradshaw also discovered some Celtic glosses on the MS. of a metrical paraphrase of the Gospels by Juvencus.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
The loss of water in 12 hours converted to the metric system is 1.3 c.c.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
The fundamental unit of the metric system is the meter (the unit of length).
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
But we reach a certain date beyond which, if we put the language back into its older form, it will no longer fit into the metrical structure.
"Beowulf" by R. W. Chambers
"The Sarva-Darsana-Samgraha" by Madhava Acharya
But by far more remarkable was the achievement in three separate poems of a metrical effect wholly new in English.
"Thomas Moore" by Stephen Gwynn
It is very difficult to get the spirit of either of these authors from a metrical translation.
"Comfort Found in Good Old Books" by George Hamlin Fitch
To it were added a Catechism and a metrical version of the Psalms.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
His compositions could easily be arranged in prose and the stories of Kipling or Harte could be transposed into metrical verse.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
At the very beginning of the 13th century a new species of composition, the metrical chronicle, was introduced into English literature.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6" by Various

In poetry:

The metre wild, the metre wild,
How many an eve I loiter where,
By its sweet melody beguiled,
I muse on nature's charms and share
Her metrical symposium.
"My Delight" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Oh think of your friends,--they are waiting to hear
Those jokes that are thought so remarkably queer;
And all the Jack Horners of metrical buns
Are prying and fingering to pick out the puns.
"Verses For After-Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
A Metrical Address recited on the one hundredth anniversary of
the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown on invitation
of a joint committee of the Senate and House of the United
States Congress.
"Arms And The Man - Prologue" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Integrated cleansing and monitoring to present data quality metrics in Cognos 8 Business Intelligence.
Available in a metric M6 spindle with a self-locking function or a 5mm ball screw which offers high efficiency, high load capacity and no self-locking feature.
2 importer of fresh US spuds, buying 73,415 metric tons valued at $39.7 million in 2011.
Evaluation, measurement, and verification (encompassing EM&V, energy performance metrics, and standardized and portable data collection and reporting).
The more metrics there are to measure social media success in a standardized way, the better, most marketers would agree.
Well, almost no one: Michael Wu is one of the few doing the heavy lifting—and hard thinking—to rationalize CRM's soft-and-squishy side with its reliance on metrics such as return on investment.
Apple 's earnings report was bad on almost all metrics, but future guidance was downright shocking.
The city calculates it can save 375,000 metric tons of CO2 just by upgrading the energy supply.
BC Sugar is still a fully functioning refinery, producing between 100,000 and 120,000 metric tonnes of sugar annually.
Available in metric sizes, Winco GN 706.3 threaded set collars come in black steam oxidized sintered steel (Distaloy AB) or sintered stainless steel, European Standard No.
Heyco- Tite Hybris Liquid Tight Cordgrips with PG and Metric Hubs Provide Strain Relief Protection.
World crude steel production for 2004 stood at 945.2 million metric tonnes (mmt) at the end of November.
The emotional bonding that is crucial to any brand's success cannot be built using metrics alone.
Also, it continuously monitors end-to-end Citrix user performance and stores these metrics and related packets for subsequent troubleshooting.
The system develops 750 horsepower, weighs in at 23 metric tons and is capable of producing 3-meter trench depths and operating in soil strengths up to 125 kPa.

In science:

Following the standard scenario we introduce in the space M the special metrics (often called Hutchinson metrics) : ρH (µ, ν ) := sup (cid:26)Z h dµ − Z h dν, h ∈ C0 (X, IR), |h(x) − h(y )| ≤ ρ(x − y ), ∀x, y ∈ X (cid:27), where ρ is the metrics on our original phase space X .
Perron-Frobenius spectrum for random maps and its approximation
To prove the (pre)-compactness of a family of metrics, or the convergence of a sequence of metrics, the main point is to establish a lower bound on the radius of balls on which one has apriori control of the metric in a given topology, say C k, α or Lk, p .
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
As λ → 0, i.e. as one blows down the metrics, gλ converges to the metric g0, the flat metric on the cone C (RP3).
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
The topology of Στ is fixed, and so the metrics gτ induced on Στ by the ambient metric g give rise to a curve of Riemannian metrics on the fixed manifold Σ.
Cheeger-Gromov Theory and Applications to General Relativity
This metric includes (as a partial case) the Schwarzchild metric (when an additional parameter b vanishes), a class of metrics containing only the event horizon without the origin singularity and, finally, a class of singularity free particle-like metrics.
Two and Three parametric regular generalizations of spherically symmetric and axially symmetric metrics
However, there are models which cross the Friemann metric with a Schwarzschild metric, but only one metric acts at any point in the spacetime.
Force and Momentum in an Evolving Axisymmetric Universe Model
We say that (X, ρ, µ) is a metric triple (in, the term “mm-space” = metric-measure space is used; other terms are “probability metric space,” “Gromov triple”).
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Thus the universal graph, regarded as a metric space, is the universal (and homogeneous) space in the class of countable metric spaces with metrics assuming two nonzero values: 1 and 2.
Random Metric Spaces and Universality
Once we have an extended notion of trees as just particular abstract metric spaces (or, more correctly, isometry classes of metric spaces), we need a means of assigning a distance between two metric spaces, and this is provided by the Gromov-Hausdorff distance.
Rayleigh processes, real trees, and root growth with re-grafting
We study the thin disks generated by applying the “displace, cut and reflect” method, usually known as the image method, to the Schwarzschild metric in isotropic coordinates and to the Chazy-Curzon metric and the ZipoyVoorhees metric (γ -metric) in Weyl coordinates.
On the stability of general relativistic geometric thin disks
Since, xn tend to x with respect to intuitionistic fuzzy metric (M, N ), if and only if |xn − x| −→ 0, if and only if xn tends to x with respect to intuitionistic fuzzy metric (m, n), hence (M, N ) and (m, n) are equivalent intuitionistic fuzzy metrics.
On the Intuitionistic fuzzy topological (metric and normed) spaces
Among the metrics in each conformal class is a unique Poincar´e metric (that is, a metric of constant curvature −1) by uniformization.
Thin triangles and a multiplicative ergodic theorem for Teichm\"uller geometry
In V 2n+1 (δ) the metric g is comparable to the Euclidean metric (independently of c); also the Euclidean metric can be used in the chart C of CP1 .
A higher dimensional generalization of taut foliations
Norms on a group Γ are in bijective correspondence with left invariant metrics: Given a norm k · k on Γ, define a metric by d(x, y ) = kx−1 yk, and given a left invariant metric d on Γ define kxk = d(e, x).
Asymptotic Dimension of Discrete Groups
Stability analysis of thin disks from the Schwarzschild metric, the Chazy-Curzon metric and Zipoy-Voorhees metric perturbing their energy momentum tensor with a general first order perturbation were made by Ujevic and Letelier, finding that the thin disks without radial pressure are not stable .
Stability of general relativistic static thick disks: the isotropic Schwarzschild thick disk