Definition of metric adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmetrɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmetrɪk//
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  1. 1based on the metric system metric units/measurements/sizes British currency went metric in 1971.
  2. 2made or measured using the metric system These screws are metric. compare imperial
  3. 3= metrical
  4. Word Originmid 19th cent. (as an adjective relating to length): from French métrique, from mètre, from Greek metron ‘measure’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: metric