Meaning of METRIC in English

METRIC

/ ˈmetrɪk; NAmE / adjective

1.

based on the metric system :

metric units / measurements / sizes

British currency went metric in 1971.

2.

made or measured using the metric system :

These screws are metric.

—compare imperial

3.

= metrical

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WORD ORIGIN

mid 19th cent. (as an adjective relating to length): from French métrique , from mètre , from Greek metron measure.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.