from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to a metronome.
- adj. Mechanically or unvaryingly regular in rhythm: a metronomic rendition of the piece.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Regular, periodic and repetitive, like a metronome.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to a metronome, or to tempo as indicated by a metronome
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"But the late Judah Folkman discovered in 2000 that so-called metronomic treatment, giving patients lower doses of these drugs more frequently, can keep cancer growth at bay by blocking blood vessel formation, but the exact mechanism by which this occurred wasn't known," says Gregg L. Semenza, M.D.,
It is simply a transcription of the sheet music, and like all such "metronomic" rolls, it needs to be properly played.
Yet the writing style - a kind of metronomic Ellroy-level intensity - pervades both, as does the startling ability to capture a sense of place and time.
"metronomic" rolls, it needs to be properly played.
Both find fairways and greens with metronomic regularity and thrive under the pressure of a Ryder Cup.
By 10pm she will be back on a night shift running through to 6am, a sharp reintroduction to the rig's metronomic work patterns.
In past years, Mr. Carter accepts that he failed to deliver, either with his normally metronomic left boot, or with the piercing try-scoring runs that have defined his game.
That's the music with the wild accordion, the metronomic 2/4 bass beat, and a wonderful corniness that only hick cultures i.e., Mexicans, Czechs and Poles can truly love--mostly because the music was introduced to the borderlands between northern Mexico and Texas in the mid-1800s.
It has such a metronomic quality, like the rhythm of the sea.
Harland creates tick-tock metronomic time of a waiting train.