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Meaning of “metric” in the English Dictionary

"metric" in British English

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metricadjective

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 ​imperialmeasures. Most ​high-techindustry has been metric for ​decades. the metric system
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(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 ​measurementbased on it
(Definition of metric from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"metric" in Business English

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metricadjective

uk   us   /ˈmetrɪk/
MEASURES using or ​relating to a ​system of ​measurement that uses ​metres, ​centimetres, ​litres, etc.: Most ​high-techindustry has been metric for decades.
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(Definition of metric from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “metric”
in Arabic مِتْري…
in Korean 미터의…
in Portuguese métrico…
in Catalan mètric…
in Japanese メートル法の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公制的,米制的…
in Turkish metrik…
in Russian метрический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公制的,米制的…
in Italian metrico…
in Polish metryczny…
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