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metric1 British & World English

Relating to or based on the metre as a unit of length

metric2 British & World English

Relating to or composed in a poetic metre

-metric British & World English

In adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -meter (such as geometric corresponding to geometer and geometry)

metric mile British & World English

A distance of 1,500 metres, or a race over this distance

metric ton British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

metric system British & World English

The decimal measuring system based on the metre, litre, and gram as units of length, capacity, and weight or mass. The system was first proposed by the French astronomer and mathematician Gabriel Mouton (1618–94) in 1670 and was standardized in Republican France in the 1790s

metric crown in crown British & World English

A paper size, 384 × 504 mm

demy British & World English

A paper size, 564 × 444 mm

metric demy in demy British & World English

A paper size, 564 × 444 mm

metric tonne in metric ton British & World English

A unit of weight equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb)

metric royal in royal British & World English

A paper size, 636 × 480 mm

demy New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

a paper size, 564 × 444 mm

ton New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

unit of weight: also long ton 2,240 lb (1016.05 kg); also short ton North American 2,000 lb (907.19 kg); also metric ton 1,000 kilograms (2,205 lb);