- metric centner,
- metric hundredweight,
- metric madness,
- metric martyr,
- metric space
Origin of metric1
Origin of metric2
Origin of -metric
Examples from the Web for metric
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War|Nancy A. Youssef|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
America sent less than 2,000 metric tons of cheese to China in 2009.
Do you have any kind of metric for whether what you're doing is working or not?Hanging Out With the Minds Behind Google Doodles and Chrome Experiments|Douglas Wolk|May 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “calories in vs. calories out” equation for obtaining a lean physique can make this metric a major focus point.
Outside of simply helping to match your input to your output, use the metric to help increase your movement throughout the day.
Thus the metric carat is divided into tenths and one hundredths.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public|Frank Bertram Wade
That Whitman was not conscious of any metric law within himself goes without saying.A History of American Literature Since 1870|Fred Lewis Pattee
From St. Vincent's tower during the Convention, 1792-5, were taken those measurements, the outcome of which was the metric system.In the Heart of Vosges|Matilda Betham-Edwards
It is also in favour of this reading that it throws the metric accent on this, thereby adding force.
The glass tube is marked with the fractions of inches, or of the metre if the metric system of measurements is used.Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
"pertaining to the system of measures based on the meter," 1855, from French métrique, from mèter (see meter (n.2)). In this sense, metrical is attested from 1797.
"science of versification," 1760, from Greek he metrike "prosody," plural of metron "meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion" (see meter (n.1)).