American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the meter or the metric system: U.S. Customary units and their metric equivalents.
- n. A standard of measurement.
- n. Mathematics A geometric function that describes the distances between pairs of points in a space.
- adj. Of or relating to distance.
- n. Poetic meter.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Quantitative; involving or relating to measures of distance, especially in different directions. See geometry.
- Having meter or poetic rhythm; pertaining to meter or to metrics; metrical.
- n. Same as metrics.
- Pertaining to that system of weights and measures of which the meter is the fundamental unit.
- See gram.
- adj. of or relating to the metric system of measurement
- adj. music of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
- adj. mathematics, physics Of or relating to distance
- n. A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
- n. mathematics A measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a real-valued function d(x,y) between points x and y satisfying the following properties: (1) "positive definiteness": and , (2) "symmetry": , and (3) "triangle inequality": .
- v. transitive, aerospace, systems engineering To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.
- adj. 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
- n. a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
- n. a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
- n. a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
- adj. based on the meter as a standard of measurement
- adj. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
- From French métrique (1864), from New Latin metricus ("pertaining to the system based on the meter"), from metrum ("a meter"); see meter. (Wiktionary)
- French métrique, from mètre, meter; see meter2.From Latin metricus, relating to measurement; see metrical.Greek (hē) metrikē (tekhnē), (the art) of meter, feminine of metrikos, relating to measurement; see metrical. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Maybe the way to get the US to convert to metric is to start using the proper name for the "English" weights and measures system: "British Imperial Units".”
“The game could be played in the reverse, where the metric is the number of people you see singing along/tapping feet/dancing.”
“Look, I'm agnostic on whether this 'metric' is accurate, or whether an entirely non-subjective metric of freedom is even possible.”
“I think the distances being metric is probably more of a problem for a short term visitor than it is for those of us that live here.”
“The only relevant $$$ metric is the net FDIC liability vs. the public $$$$ required to restore solvency.”
“Why couldn't ESMD have simply directed that things be done in metric in the first place - in compliance with NASA's own regulations (note the OIG report from 2001 years before Constellation was even started).”
“TFP, or total factor productivity, is a key long-term metric, capturing technological and managerial efficiencies that the Conference Board believes have accounted for about a quarter of total global output growth in recent years.”
“The metric is percent of total unemployed that are unemployed for longer than 1 year.”
“Also metric is much easier to calculate than the “English” system.”
“The first, and most obvious metric is “subsidy dollar costs vs. GHG emissions reduced”.”
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