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Definition of metric
1of or based on the meter as a unit of length; relating to the metric system:all measurements are given in metric form using the metric system:we should have gone metric years ago 2 Mathematics
& Physics relating to or denoting a metric.
1 technical a system or standard of measurement. Mathematics
& Physics a binary function of a topological space that 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.
2 informal metric units, or the metric system:it’s easier to work in metric