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

[syn: metric function,

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

- Example: "convert all the measurements to metric units"

- Example: "it is easier to work in metric"

[syn: metric unit,

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

[syn: system of measurement,

1. based on the meter as a standard of measurement;

- Example: "the metric system"

- Example: "metrical equivalents"

[syn:

2. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables;

[syn: measured, metrical,

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Metric \Met"ric\ (m[e^]t"r[i^]k), a. [L. metricus, Gr. ?: cf. F. m['e]trique. See Meter rhythm.] 1. Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard of measurement; of or pertaining to the decimal system of measurement of which a meter is the unit; as, the metric system; a metric measurement. [1913 Webster] Metric analysis (Chem.), analysis by volume; volumetric analysis. Metric system, See metric system in the vocabulary. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

metric adj 1: based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents" [syn: metric, metrical] 2: the rhythmic arrangement of syllables [syn: measured, metrical, metric] n 1: a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them [syn: metric function, metric] 2: 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" [syn: metric unit, metric] 3: a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic [syn: system of measurement, metric]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

34 Moby Thesaurus words for "metric": antispastic, approximative, beating, cadenced, cadent, chorographic, dactylic, estimative, hypsographic, iambic, in numbers, in rhythm, measured, measuring, mensural, mensurational, mensurative, numerative, oceanographic, prosodic, pulsating, pulsative, pulsatory, pulsing, pyrrhic, quantitative, rhythmic, scanning, spondaic, throbbing, topographic, trochaic, valuational, valuativeThe Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

software metric metricA measure of software quality which indicates the complexity, understandability, testability, description and intricacy of code. (1994-11-16)