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 [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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On the contrary, there is a strong tendency for the CV (consonant to vowel) transitions of metrically strong (stressed) syllables to align with clap-stick beats throughout the song corpus.
To begin with, the lyric, composed as it is of three rhymed couplets, which form self-contained wholes not only metrically but also in terms of the unity of grammar, thought and imagery, has a clear tripartite structure.
Fleming's next half-line, "Gross / herrlich / schone / reich," while semantically shortened to three descriptive words--rather than adjectives, Sumarokov uses nouns dependent on the adjective at the end of the previous line, thereby achieving a greater degree of emphasis and depth--is metrically lengthened to fill an entire line: "Velikolepiem, bogatstvom, shirotoi
The second and third sentences could be metrically analysed as follows:
Given the above analysis, we see that if terminal Y is a prosodically invisible constituent, the only accessible structure to NSR in (18a) is (18b), because (18a) is metrically non-distinct from (18b), thus when NSR applies, only (18b) is visible to NSR.
Likewise research with crystallographic databases has demonstrated that the second tool--the normalized reduced cell--plays a vital role in determining metrically similar lattices.
Timothy Steele in his book Missing Measures has traced the process by which the understanding that poetry was some thing more than language arranged metrically turned into the belief that poetry was something quite other than language arranged metrically, and meter, which until the late nineteenth century had been a sine qua non of poetry, was thrown out of the window.
But he said: "In this case I would guess that the prime influence is Kipling, who is a rather inflexible poet anyway, metrically speaking.
These guidelines state that all top-level scorecard critical success factors for which the department is responsible must link metrically to lower-level cards.
Measurement and analysis of tactical battlefield features requires the generation of metrically accurate terrain-elevation databases at higher resolution than the standard 90- and 30-meter data available from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA).
Metrically, they are often very inventive, metaphors are contrived rather than persuasive, and sound patterns are frequently congested, with some ingenious rhymes.
21) The accent over the final syllable of Goumeres would not have appeared in a thirteenth-century manuscript, (22) and the syllable is metrically unaccented in both places where this version of the name is used in the poem (lines 5263, 5342).