1relating to or based on the metre as a unit of length:all measurements are given in metric form
relating to or using the metric system:we should have gone metric years ago
2 Mathematics & Physics relating to or denoting a metric:the metric equation of Minkowski space-time
1 technical a system or standard of measurement:the levels of branching are arbitrary and no precise metric is applied to distance between the nodes
(metrics) (in business) a set of figures or statistics that measure results.
Mathematics & Physics a binary function of a topological space which gives, for any two points of the space, a value equal to the distance between them, or to a value treated as analogous to distance for the purpose of analysis: [with modifier]:the external structure of space-time is described by the Schwarzschild metric
2 [mass noun] informal the metric system:it’s easier to work in metric