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### English Definitions

**metric**

N

a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

**metric**

N

a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

**metric**

N

a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

**metric**

based on the meter as a standard of measurement

**metric**

the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

N

a capacity unit defined in metric terms

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 weight unit used for pearls or diamonds: 50 mg or 1/4 carat

N

a unit of weight equal to 100 kilograms

N

a linear unit of distance in metric terms

N

a set of points such that for every pair of points there is a nonnegative real number called their distance that is symmetric and satisfies the triangle inequality

**metric** system

N

a decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter and the kilogram and the second

**metric** ton

N

a unit of weight equivalent to 1000 kilograms

**metric** unit

N

a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

N

a decimal unit of weight based on the gram

**metric**al

based on the meter as a standard of measurement

**metric**al

the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

N

(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

**metric**al unit

N

(prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm

V

convert from a non-metric to the metric system

N

the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds

V

express in the metric system

**metric**ise

V

convert from a non-metric to the metric system

V

express in the metric system

**metric**ize

V

convert from a non-metric to the metric system

**metric**s

N

the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

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