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I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
Brian Ferneyhough

Meaning of "metric" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF METRIC

metric  [ˈmɛtrɪk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF METRIC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Metric can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES METRIC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of metric in the English dictionary

The first definition of metric in the dictionary is of or relating to the metre or metric system. Other definition of metric is denoting or relating to a set containing pairs of points for each of which a non-negative real number ρ can be defined, satisfying specific conditions. Metric is also the function ρ satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH METRIC


amperometric
ˌæmpərəˈmɛtrɪk
antisymmetric
ˌæntɪsɪˈmɛtrɪk
asymmetric
ˌæsɪˈmɛtrɪk
barometric
ˌbærəʊˈmɛtrɪk
bathymetric
ˌbæθɪˈmɛtrɪk
biometric
ˌbaɪəʊˈmɛtrɪk
calorimetric
ˌkælərɪˈmɛtrɪk
colorimetric
ˌkʌlərɪˈmɛtrɪk
econometric
ɪˌkɒnəˈmɛtrɪk
geometric
ˌdʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
hypergeometric
ˌhaɪpədʒɪəˈmɛtrɪk
isometric
ˌaɪsəʊˈmɛtrɪk
nonparametric
ˌnɒnˌpærəˈmɛtrɪk
parametric
ˌpærəˈmɛtrɪk
photometric
ˌfəʊtəˈmɛtrɪk
potentiometric
pəˌtɛnʃɪəˈmɛtrɪk
psychometric
ˌsaɪkəʊˈmɛtrɪk
stoichiometric
ˌstɔɪkɪəˈmɛtrɪk
symmetric
sɪˈmɛtrɪk
volumetric
ˌvɒljʊˈmɛtrɪk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE METRIC

metre-kilogram-second
metric grain
metric hundredweight
metric madness
metric martyr
metric space
metric system
metric ton
metrical
metrical psalm
metrically
metricate
metrication
metrician
metricise
metricism
metrics
metrification
metrified
metrifier

WORDS THAT END LIKE METRIC

anthropometric
audiometric
cytometric
densitometric
dosimetric
electric
fluorometric
gravimetric
micrometric
morphometric
obstetric
optometric
photogrammetric
polarimetric
prometric
radiometric
spectrometric
spectrophotometric
supersymmetric
telemetric
trigonometric

Synonyms and antonyms of metric in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «metric» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF METRIC

Find out the translation of metric to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of metric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «metric» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

公制的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

métrico
570 millions of speakers

English

metric
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मीट्रिक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مِتْرِيُّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

метрический
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

métrico
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছন্দোময়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

métrique
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Metrik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

metrisch
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

メートル法の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

미터법의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Metrik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

theo hệ mét
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மெட்ரிக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेट्रिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

metrik
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

metrico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

metryczny
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

метричний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

metric
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μετρικός
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

metrieke
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

meter-
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

metrisk
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of metric

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «METRIC»

The term «metric» is very widely used and occupies the 10.967 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «METRIC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about metric

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9 QUOTES WITH «METRIC»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word metric.
1
Erik Brynjolfsson
G.D.P. is not a measure of how much value is produced for consumers. Everybody should recognize that G.D.P. is not a welfare metric.
2
Michael Dickinson
The robotic fly that we actually make the most use of in our laboratory is actually not a small thing, it's a giant thing. It has about a meter wing span, and it flaps in three metric tons of mineral oil. And it is a so-called dynamically scaled fly.
3
Brian Ferneyhough
I frequently compose out the entire metric structure of a piece in modified cyclic form, where each cyclic revolution undergoes some form of 'variation' much as if measure lengths were concrete musical 'material.'
4
Jerry Leiber
'Hound Dog' took like twelve minutes. That's not a complicated piece of work. But the rhyme scheme was difficult. Also the metric structure of the music was not easy. 'Kansas City' was maybe eight minutes, if that. Writing the early blues was spontaneous. You can hear the energy in the work.
5
Erin McKean
Most consumers don't have a good metric for deciding on whether the dictionary they want to use is a good one... so they flip the book over, then go to the back, and it says, 'Over 250,000 entries.' And they go, 'Great, this dictionary must be awesome!'
6
Ben Parr
Trending topics helped make Twitter a more relevant metric of what the world was talking about at any given moment. Google has worked for years in the space, most notably with Google Trends and Hot Searches, but Google+ offers the search giant the ability to see what is truly trending in real time.
7
Dan Phillips
Tile is going to the landfill by the metric ton. All we have to do it gather it up, glue it down to the floor and grout it. Then you have a tile floor, and not just any tile floor: it's a mosaic of your own choosing.
8
Adam Savage
Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.
9
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Success is about honour, feeling morally calibrated, absence of shame, not what some newspaper defines from an external metric.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «METRIC»

Discover the use of metric in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to metric and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Metric Handbook
• Fully updated in reference to the latest construction standards and new building types • Sustainable design fully integrated into each chapter • Over 100,000 copies sold to successive generations of architects and designers – this ...
David Littlefield, 2012
2
Metric Spaces
The abstract concepts of metric spaces are often perceived as difficult. This book offers a unique approach to the subject which gives readers the advantage of a new perspective on ideas familiar from the analysis of a real line.
Mícheál O'Searcoid, 2006
3
Metric Spaces of Non-Positive Curvature
The purpose of this book is to describe the global properties of complete simply connected spaces that are non-positively curved in the sense of A. D. Alexandrov and to examine the structure of groups that act properly on such spaces by ...
Martin R. Bridson, André Häfliger, 1999
4
Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear
New for this edition is the inclusion of colour to help students recognize the different sections of the book and to enhance the garment illustrations?
Winifred Aldrich, 2009
5
Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear
This fourth edition of Metric Pattern Cutting for Children's Wear and Babywear now uses colour to differentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried and tested layout is an essential purchase for students of fashion and design.
Winifred Aldrich, 2012
6
Probability Measures on Metric Spaces
Having been out of print for over 10 years, the AMS is delighted to bring this classic volume back to the mathematical community.
K. R. Parthasarathy, 1982
7
Handbook of Metric Fixed Point Theory
The contents of this Handbook reflect all of these facts. The purpose of the Handbook is to provide a primary resource for anyone interested in fixed point theory with a metric flavor.
William Kirk, Brailey Sims, 2001
8
Metric Spaces
The language in which a large body of ideas and results of functional analysis are expressed is that of metric spaces. The books on functional analysis seem to go over the preliminaries of this topic far too quickly.
Satish Shirali, Harkrishan Lal Vasudeva, 2006
9
Metric Spaces
Professor Copson's book provides a more leisurely treatment of metric spaces than is found in books on functional analysis.
E. T. Copson, 1988
10
Metric Handbook
Originally devised as a guide for converting from imperial to metric measurements, 'The Metric Handbook' has since been totally transformed into a major international handbook of planning and design data.
David Adler, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «METRIC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term metric is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Obama: 'On Almost Every Metric The Country Is Significantly Better Off'
WASHINGTON — In the midst of a new report describing record poverty levels of American children, President Barack Obama talked about the ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
2
Key Chipotle metric disappoints Street
Chipotle Mexican Grill beat earnings estimates, but disappointed Wall Street with one key growth metric. Comparable restaurant sales ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
3
UN ship carrying 3000 metric tons of food arrives in Yemen's war …
In a statement, the WFP says the ship that arrived Tuesday carries 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of food for people in contested southern ... «Fox News, Jul 15»
4
The Most Alarming Metric From IBM's Quarter (IBM)
However, this revenue miss wasn't the most alarming metric from the quarter. Instead, it was the company's decision to once more increase ... «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
5
Bio-Metric Technology is the Future for Rwanda's Cashless Society
However, new technology that uses bio-metric identification means could help eliminate such unnecessary costs today, according to industry ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
6
Back to the Future: Volume as a Quality Metric
And herein lies a story of volume as a quality metric, long used because it was all we had, then falling out of favor, and now coming back again. «JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, Jul 15»
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Why You Could Be Ignoring The Most Essential Metric For Growth …
Why You Could Be Ignoring The Most Essential Metric For Growth Stocks. By StreetAuthority, July 21, 2015, 01:30:00 PM EDT. A A A. Vote up. loading. «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
8
Brandon Phillips just broke every defensive metric with this insane …
Cincinnati Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips has always been regarded as an excellent defensive player. He not only passes the eye ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
9
Google's most confusing metric
But the average price of those ads has been plummeting since 2011, according to the company's cost-per-click (CPC) metric. At this point, CPC ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
10
Does This Metric Mean Tesco PLC And Poundland Group plc Are …
The metric that we will be looking closely at is like-for-like sales growth, which is a measure of comparable sales growth for stores that have ... «The Motley Fool UK, Jul 15»

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