# Metric synonyms

mĕt'rĭk

## Part of speech:

US spelling of centimetre.
The definition of an ampere is the basic unit for measuring electricity.
The SI unit used to measure the brightness of a source of light (its luminous intensity). By definition, one square centimeter of a blackbody at the freezing point of platinum emits one-sixtieth of a candela of radiation.
A unit of weight for precious stones and pearls, equal to 3.0864 grains (200 milligrams): abbrev. C
One hundredth of a gram (0.154 grain)
(US) Alternative spelling of centilitre.
(Metrology) An SI unit of mass equal to 10−1 grams.
US spelling of decilitre.
A metric unit of length equal to one-tenth (10-1 ) of a meter.
Alternative form of decagram.
A metric unit of area equal to 100 ares (2.471 acres).
(Metrology) An SI unit of mass equal to 102 grams.
Alternative spelling of hectolitre.
US spelling of hectometre.
A unit of time equal to one of the 24 equal parts of a day; 60 minutes. &diamf3; A sidereal hour is1 /24 of a sidereal day, and a mean solar hour is1 /24 of a mean solar day.
A unit interval on the Kelvin scale.
One thousand grams (2.204623 pounds avoirdupois)
One thousand liters, or one cubic meter (264.179 gallons or 1.31 cubic yards): abbrev. kl
A unit of length in the metric system equal to 1,000 meters (0.62 mile).
The basic unit of dry volume or capacity in the metric system, equal to 0.90 quart or 1.82 pint.
Rhythm in verse; measured, patterned arrangement of syllables, primarily according to stress or length
A unit of mass or weight in the metric system equal to 0.001 gram.
US spelling of millilitre.
The definition of a millimeter is one-thousandth of a meter.
A supplementary unit of the International System used in angular measure. One radian is equal to the angle subtended at the center of a circle by an arc equal in length to the radius of the circle, approximately 57°17'44.6".
The act or an instance of seconding
A unitless measure of solid angles. A solid angle projecting from the center of a sphere and cutting its surface has a measure of s /r2 steradians, where s is the surface area of the sphere cut out by the solid angle, and r is the radius of the sphere.
A unit of volume equal to one cubic meter.
A unit for measuring displacement of ships, equal to 35 cubic feet: it is approximately equal to the volume of a long ton of sea water
A metric unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms. Symbol: t
A decimal system of weights and measures based on the meter as a unit of length, the kilogram as a unit of mass, and the liter as a unit of volume.
Calculated; deliberate:
Of, relating to, or composed in poetic meter:
a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them