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Date: 1800-1900
Language: French
Origin: métrique, from mètre; METER1

metric

adjective
     
Related topics: Maths, Measurement
met‧ric
1TM using or connected with the metric system of weights and measures [↪ imperial]:
a metric tonne
The parts all come in metric sizes now.
2TM metrical

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