Meaning of METRIC in English
[adjective] [not gradable] - 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 (= uses the metric system of measurement) for decades.A metric ton is equal to 1000 kilograms.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012