metric metric  /ˈmɛ trɪk/


  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. (n) a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
  3. (n) a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
  4. (adj) based on the meter as a standard of measurement
  5. (adj) the rhythmic arrangement of syllables


  1. In the drive to adopt metric, Americans are dragging their feet In a spasm of reforming zeal, the Federal Highway Administration in 1976 announced that it was thinking of.
  2. He's aiming for at least 5,000 metric tons a year.
  3. There are countless ways to manufacture solar panels, but there's only one metric that counts: how the cost of solar power compares with that of electricity from fossil fuels.


  1. Rock the Garden 2013, set by set

    REVIEW: Metric and Silversun Pickups loomed large, Bob Mould got a hero's welcome, Low perplexed, and Dan Deacon made it work.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Climate Change Getting Worse by the Minute

    What goes up and doesn't come down? Greenhouse gas emissions, apparently . The world set another record in 2012, spewing some 31.6 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide, methane , hydrofluorocarbons and other greenhouse gases into the air. [More]
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Scientific American

  3. 1 Obscure Factor That Dictates the Future Price of Oil

    Understanding this metric will help you better understand the oil markets.        
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

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