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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

(... is a kind of 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

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

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

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of 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

"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

"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 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"

(metric belongs to category ...) the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

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