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Adjective metric has 2 senses
  1. metric, metrical - based on the meter as a standard of measurement; "the metric system"; "metrical equivalents"
  2. measured, metrical, metric - the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
    Antonyms: unrhythmical, unrhythmic (indirect, via rhythmical)
Noun metric has 3 senses
  1. metric function, metric - a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
    --1 is a kind of function, mathematical function
  2. metric unit, metric - a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds); "convert all the measurements to metric units"; "it is easier to work in metric"
    --2 is a kind of unit of measurement, unit
    --2 has particulars:
     metric capacity unit; metric linear unit; metric weight unit, weight unit
  3. system of measurement, metric - a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
    --3 is a kind of measure, quantity, amount
    --3 has particulars:
     system of weights and measures; point system; information measure; utility; Brix scale; circular measure; board measure; Beaufort scale; system of weights, weight; temperature scale
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