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Metric

Metric

WordNet



adjective


(1)   The rhythmic arrangement of syllables
(2)   Based on the meter as a standard of measurement
"The metric system"
"Metrical equivalents"

noun


(3)   A system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
(4)   A decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
"Convert all the measurements to metric units"
"It is easier to work in metric"
(5)   A function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
Wiktonary



Etymology


From métrique (1864) < < ; see meter.

Adjective



  1. of or relating to the metric system of measurement
  2. of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.

Noun



  1. A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (esp. used in Software Engineering)
  2. A measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a function d(x,y) between points x and y satisfying the following properties: (1) "positive definiteness": d(x,y) \ge 0 and d(x,y) = 0 \mbox{ iff } x=y , (2) "symmetry": d(x,y) = d(y,x) , and (3) "triangle inequality": d(x,y) \le d(x,z) + d(z,y) .