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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]

met·ric

(met'rik)
Quantitative; relating to measurement.
See: metric system
[G. metrikos, fr. metron, measure]
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If metrical visibility is a notion of metrical theory, then only (37a) and (37c) are intuitively accessible, in the sense that if there is phonological material it is metrically visible.
Though the denser line also depends on ostinato motives repeated at different pitch levels, the metrically stressed balungan pitches still line up.
The parallel phenomenon of the metrically demoted syllable can also be accounted for by using Bolinger's categories.
Examples from openings, however, cannot be decisive, because openings are not metrically regular enough to produce conclusive evidence and because any lengthening will automatically yield a better structure.
Metrically, in these two lines, the prevalent pattern would ordinarily be said to be "anapaestic" (where two unstressed syllables are followed by a beat).
This indicates that a transition from metrically tetragonal to metrically cubic occurs in the vicinity of this temperature.
In languages like German and Russian, where a great number of verse translations are available, the translator faces the task of providing metrically identical or equivalent (equimetrical) translations.
(For the metrically challenged, that means it will bring about 8 gallons of water to a boil using just about 2.5 pounds of firewood.)
The editors selected Bodleian Library MS Ashmole 46 as the base-text for their edition of the Extra Miracles because it is more metrically and orthographically regular than the other manuscripts.
But Owen Temple, a Liberal Democrat county councillor who issued a legal challenge to the council over its decision to build on Belle Vue, said: "For younger and metrically literate readers, pouring a quart into a pint pot is the old way to describe trying to fit a litre of water into a half litre bottle.
The same is true for literature, which subsumes texts written to be read alone like most novels from the 20th century; texts meant to be performed, like songs and plays; texts which are strictly metrically organized; and texts which have no metrical organisation at all, etc.
Through this, the student can perceive where the structural tones are placed metrically, as well as the particular manner in which each is embellished.