# Dictionary Definition

metrical adj

1 based on the meter as a standard of
measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents" [syn:
metric]

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Adjective

metrical- relating to poetic meter
- having a regular rhythm
- of or pertaining to measurement

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# Extensive Definition

Metric may refer to:

- Metric
system, a system of units developed in France in the 18th
century
- SI, or Système International, the international system of units since 1960, a subset of the former

- Metrics, a system of parameters that are measured
- Metrics (networking), set of properties of a communication path
- Metre (music), a measurement of beats in music
- Metre (poetry), the linguistic sound patterns of a verse
- Metric (band), a Canadian indie rock band
- In mathematics:
- Metric (mathematics), an abstraction of the notion of distance in a metric space
- Norm (mathematics), an abstraction of the notion of size in a normed vector space
- Metric tensor, a symmetric tensor of rank 2 used to measure distance

- Software metrics, a measure of some property of a piece of software or its specifications

metrical in Danish: Metrik

metrical in German: Metrik

metrical in Modern Greek (1453-): Μετρική

metrical in Esperanto: Metriko

metrical in French: Métrique

metrical in Dutch: Metriek

metrical in Polish: Metryka

metrical in Russian: Метрика

metrical in Slovak: Metrika

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

antispastic, approximative, beating, cadenced, cadent, chorographic, dactylic, estimative, hypsographic, iambic, in numbers, in rhythm,
measured, measuring, mensural, mensurational, mensurative, metric, numerative, oceanographic, prosodic, pulsating, pulsative, pulsatory, pulsing, pyrrhic, quantitative, rhythmic, scanning, spondaic, throbbing, topographic, trochaic, valuational, valuative