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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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Adopting the metrical account advanced by Hayes (1995), we find that loan words as spoken by natives of BJAN have a moraic trochaic system and involve left-to-right foot parsing.
Auden indeed gives thanks for meter as a much-needed check on the self: "Blessed be all metrical rules that forbid automatic responses, / force us to have second thoughts, free us from the fetters of self.
Understanding meter as a case of rhythmic regularity, or rhythm as a controlled departure from a metrical base, offers a conveniently simplified way to discuss rhythm and to combat its daunting vagueness.
instead of relying on metrical feet of a stumbling prosody--is to begin to get at what makes good good, bad bad, and chaos chaotic.
The United Presbyterian Mission committees charged with preparing metrical psalms, however, "oscillated between the adoption of Eastern and Western meters.
Lanier's notation must be regarded as a form of (re)mediation; Prins provocatively suggests that the nineteenth century's "proliferation of metrical treatises" (and, one might add, the twentieth and twenty-first century's) are less descriptions than a long line of continued re-figurations.
Scholarly study of the metrical psalms as literature nicely reflects the changing emphases in critical scholarship in the past eighty years or so.
In the new study, researchers at Cambridge have shown, using a music task, that this is linked to a broader difficulty in perceiving rhythmic patterns, or metrical structure.
Pointing to these idealist assertions about meter, scholars such as Dennis Taylor and more recently Pinch have plotted a move toward abstraction--what Taylor has labeled % growing consensus about the abstract nature of metrical form"--in prosody of the second half of the nineteenth century.
This follows general agogic and metrical accent rules.
Metrical patterns function on two levels in Frasca's work: as the crystallization in verse of experience (at all levels: everyday, political, amorous, but also sensorial) and as a screen, or frame, which controls linguistic flow.
With over 150 Elizabethan editions, this metrical psalter and its predecessors were "some of the best-selling evangelical literature" and provided many of the "best-known translations of scripture" (5).

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