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## metric

[met´rik]
1. pertaining to measures or measurement.
2. having the meter as a basis.
metric system the system of units of measurement that is based on the meter, gram, and liter and in which new units are formed from the basic terms by prefixes denoting multiplication by a power of ten. See also si units.

## met·ric

(met'rik),
Quantitative; relating to measurement. See: metric system.
[G. metrikos, fr. metron, measure]

## metric

/met·ric/ (mĕ´trik)
1. pertaining to measures or measurement.
2. having the meter as a basis.

## metric

[met′rik]
pertaining to a system of measurement that uses the meter as a basis. See also metric system.

## met·ric

(met'rik)
Quantitative; relating to measurement.
See: metric system
[G. metrikos, fr. metron, measure]

## metric

1. of or pertaining to the metric system.
2. pertaining to measures or measurement.
3. having the meter as a basis.

metric system
the system of units of measurement that is based on the meter, gram and liter, and in which new units are formed by prefixes denoting multiplication by a power of ten. See also Tables 4.1-4.6.
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