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adjective uk   us   /ˈmet.rɪk/ mainly UK
using or relating to a system of measurement that uses metres, centimetres, litres, etc.: The recipe is given in both metric and imperial measures. Most high-tech industry has been metric for decades. the metric system
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in Korean 미터의…
in Arabic مِتْري…
in Portuguese métrico…
in Catalan mètric…
in Japanese メートル法の…
in Italian metrico…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公制的,米制的…
in Russian метрический…
in Turkish metrik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公制的,米制的…
in Polish metryczny…
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