Meaning of “metric” in the English Dictionary

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"metric" in British English

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metricadjective

uk /ˈmet.rɪk/ 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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  • Imperial units have in many cases been replaced by metric ones in Britain.
  • They used a metric system of measuring and weighing.

(Definition of “metric” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"metric" in American English

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metricadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈme·trɪk/

of or using the meter or a system of measurement based on it

(Definition of “metric” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"metric" in Business English

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metricadjective

uk /ˈmetrɪk/ us

MEASURES using or relating to a system of measurement that uses metres, centimetres, litres, etc.:

Most high-tech industry has been metric for decades.
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(Definition of “metric” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)