# Definitions and Synonyms of *metric* | Another word for *metric* | What is *metric? *

*Definition 1: a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic - [noun denoting quantity]*

*Synonyms for metric in the sense of this definition*

*(**metric* is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

*metric*is a kind of ...) how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a system of units used to express the weight of something

*metric*) a system of units used to express the weight of something

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind

*metric*) a scale from 0 to 12 for the force of the wind

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot

*metric*) a system of units for measuring lumber based on the board foot

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) measurement of angles in radians

*metric*) measurement of angles in radians

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions

*metric*) a system for measuring the concentration of sugar solutions

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

*metric*) (economics) a measure that is to be maximized in any situation involving choice

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information

*metric*) a system of measurement of information based on the probabilities of the events that convey information

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point

*metric*) a system of graduating sizes of type in multiples of the point

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) system of measurement for length and weight and duration

*metric*) system of measurement for length and weight and duration

*(... is a kind of **metric* ) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

*metric*) a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated

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*"the schools comply with federal standards"**"they set the measure for all subsequent work"*### (... is a kind of *metric* ) a system of measuring temperature

*Definition 2: a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds) - [noun denoting quantity]*

*Samples where metric or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*convert all the measurements to metric units**it is easier to work in metric*

*Synonyms for metric in the sense of this definition*

*(**metric* is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

*metric*is a kind of ...) any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

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*"the dollar is the United States unit of currency"**"a unit of wheat is a bushel"**"change per unit volume"*### (... is a kind of *metric* ) a capacity unit defined in metric terms

### (... is a kind of *metric* ) a linear unit of distance in metric terms

### (... is a kind of *metric* ) a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

*Definition 3: a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them - [noun denoting linkdef]*

*Synonyms for metric in the sense of this definition*

*(**metric* is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

*metric*is a kind of ...) (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

*(metric* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

### (metric belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

*"his favorite subject was physics"*

## Definition 4: based on the meter as a standard of measurement - [adjective denoting pert]

### Samples where metric or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the metric system**metrical equivalents*

### Synonyms for metric in the sense of this definition

## Definition 5: the rhythmic arrangement of syllables - [adjective satellite denoting all]

### Synonyms for metric in the sense of this definition

### (*metric* is similar to ...) recurring with measured regularity

*"the rhythmic chiming of church bells"*

*"rhythmical prose"*