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Dictionary definition for: Metric

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

2. (a) based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system" "metrical equivalents"

3. (n) 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"

4. (s) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

5. (n) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

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