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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj metrical the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    • adj metrical based on the meter as a standard of measurement "the metric system","metrical equivalents"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There has only been 193,000 metric tonnes of gold discovered to date.
    • Metrical Of or pertaining to measurement; as, the inch, foot, yard, etc., are metrical terms; esp., of or pertaining to the metric system.
    • Metrical Of or pertaining to the meter; arranged in meter; consisting of verses; as, metrical compositions.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cows release 50 million metric tonnes of methane gas a year.
    • metrical Pertaining to measurement, or the use of weights and measures; employed in or determined by measuring: as, a metrical unit, of length or quantity; the metrical systems of the ancients.
    • metrical Pertaining to or characterized by poetical measure or rhythm; written in verse; metric: as, metrical terms; the metrical psalms.
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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 Metrical pertaining to metre or to metrology: consisting of verses
    • adj Metrical pertaining to measurement
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In literature:

The whole universe is metrical, everything is a question of degree.
"Life and Matter" by Oliver Lodge
But the metrical beat did not follow, and the rest of the stanza has gone from me.
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
Metric System, Forerunner of, I, 171.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
Metrical psalms and hymns, origin of their use, 119.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 3, January-June, 1851" by Various
This edition neither contains the Ordinal nor a metrical version of the Psalms.
"Notes and Queries, Number 210, November 5, 1853" by Various
Throughout the play, except in lines as this specially noted, I carefully follow the metrical division of 4to 1671.
"The Works of Aphra Behn" by Aphra Behn
The metric barometric scale is now used in Russia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
To which added, a Metrical Version of Cupid and Psyche; and Mrs. Tighe's Psyche, a Poem in Six Cantos.
"Notes and Queries, No. 209, October 29 1853" by Various
THORPE, B. Metrical Translation of the Edda (London, 1866).
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
The reign of metrical romance, brilliant but brief, was past, or nearly so.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
The metrical specimen shall now take its place.
"Notes and Queries, Number 223, February 4, 1854" by Various
The order is strictly metrical.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
Metrical notation 374 528-535.
"A Handbook of the English Language" by Robert Gordon Latham
These can be separated by hand-picking and determined gravi-metrically.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
Of the half dozen metrical translations published recently, we think that of our countryman Munford the best.
"The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 2, May, 1851" by Various
Close by it on the wall is the "metrical epitaph," which De Diversis says the chancellor composed.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
There is little regularity in the metrical arrangement, but it makes a good song.
"Religious Folk-Songs of the Southern Negroes" by Howard W. Odum
A Metrical Translation into English.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Weber, Metrical Romances, 1810, iii.
"The Grateful Dead" by Gordon Hall Gerould
A Series of Ballads and Metrical Tales illustrating the Fairy Mythology of Europe.
"Macmillan & Co.'s Catalogue. April 1888" by Macmillan & Co.

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:

The country's eastern region has 600 million metric tons of proven iron-ore reserves, Diouf said.
It approves Certified Metrication Specialists, who are considered qualified to advise companies and government agencies on going metric.
10.09 per metric ton .
Global Dietary Fiber Demand Expected to Triple to 216,000 Metric Ton by 2017.
In September, Bayer opened a 30- metric-ton -per-year plant in Germany, bringing its total capacity to about 60 metric ton s.
Scaled Up Arkema's carbon nanotube reactor can produce tens of metric ton s per year.
In 2005, it will be 30 years since Congress passed the Metric Conversion Act.
' Microeconomic data,' not broad metrics, better indicators of growth says Bernanke.
Mongoose Metrics and Kenshoo Local Launch Call Tracking Reporting.
Metric Named "You Oughta Know Artist," Headlining VH1's Scope Art Fair Party.
Mother Jones Metrics 'Melted' After Romney Meltdown.
Microsoft's Windows 8 may be lagging far behind Windows 7 in its usage uptake, but it's easily topping the low bar set by Windows Vista, according to data from Web metric firm Net Applications.
ClickFox Turns Customer Metrics Into Usable Enterprise Data.
Viewable Impressions Are the Future of Metrics: Are You Ready.
Virgos should know—they've got one of each in English and metric sizes.

In science:

If f : S → S ′ is a continuous function mapping the metric space S into another metric space S ′, then {f (Xn ) : n ≥ 1} is a tight sequence of random elements of the metric space S ′ .
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
It fol lows that if d2 is a definable pseudo-metric whose restriction to X is a metric then d1 ∨ d2 is a definable metric which agrees with d2 on X .
Definability of groups in $\aleph_0$-stable metric structures
As pointed out above, the s-injectivity assumption is generically true for simple metrics, and holds in particular for metrics close enough to analytic ones or for metrics with an explicit bound on the curvature .
A sharp stability estimate in tensor tomography
Given a semi-Riemannian metric tensor ¯g on M of class C k, k ≥ 2, let us denote by Ck (¯g) the set of all semi-Riemannian metrics on M that are globally conformal to ¯g, i.e., the set of metrics of the form g = ψ · ¯g for some function ψ : M → R+ of class C k .
Genericity of nondegenerate critical points and Morse geodesic functionals
As we mentioned in §1, the Hausdorff distance metric d on E = {Σ = C ∩ SN −1 : C ∈ C } makes E into a compact metric space, and of course we can metrize C by the metric d1 given by d1 (C1, C2 ) = d(Σ1, Σ2 ), where Σj = Cj ∩ SN −1, and then C, equipped with the metric d1, is a compact metric space.
A general asymptotic decay lemma for elliptic problems
Form a logical viewpoint, we have to distinguish between two cases: among all the connections we can define for a given space, and which can be metric, the first case occurs when some of them are metric while the others are not, the second case occurs when all of them are metric.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation
In this section, we show how the metrization method can be applied on N-anholonomic manifolds enabled with nonsymmetric metrics. A f ixed metric structure on a nonholonomic manifold induces certain (Obata) type operators def ining the set of d-connections being compatible with this metric structure.
Einstein Gravity, Lagrange-Finsler Geometry, and Nonsymmetric Metrics
In fact, it is easy to define a metric on P such that the Cauchy sequences are exactly the convergent sequences, and then the poset limits are exactly the elements of the completion. A simple way to construct such a metric is to use one of the embedding in Theorem 3.1 of P into a compact metric space.
Poset limits and exchangeable random posets
If a metric possesses a timelike Killing vector field, we call the metric stationary, since this particular vector field allows the introduction of special coordinates in which the metric is no longer time dependent.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
This may be seen as giving the space of (unlabelled) graphs a suitable metric; the convergent sequences are the Cauchy sequences in this metric, and the completion of the space of unlabelled graphs in this metric is the space of (graphs and) graph limits.
Quasi-random graphs and graph limits
It splits E = C+ ⊕ C− such that the metric h·, ·i gives a positive-definite metric on C+ and a negative-definite metric on C−, corresponding to the two O(d) structure groups.
AdS_5 Solutions of Type IIB Supergravity and Generalized Complex Geometry
O(d, d) metric h·, ·i factors into an O(p, p) metric on K G and an O(d − p, d − p) metric on EK .
AdS_5 Solutions of Type IIB Supergravity and Generalized Complex Geometry
On the other hand, Gudder also defined another metric function on the same state space, called the “intrinsic metric”, by using the former metric function d as a building block.
Optimal Observables for Minimum-Error State Discrimination in General Probabilistic Theories
Finally, like extremal K¨ahler metrics, GQE metrics generalize the notion of constant scalar curvature (CSC) K¨ahler metrics.
Generalized Quasi-Einstein metrics on admissible manifolds
Pitts and Schieve, 2007] for the moment) has the Poincar´e group for its symmetry group, and yet matter ‘sees’ only the effective curved metric gµν, because the metric appearing in the matter action is the curved effective metric, not the flat background ηµν .
Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection