**Synonyms:** system of measurement, metric

**Definition:** a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic

**Similar words:** quantity, measure, amount

**Definition:** how much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify

**Synonyms:** metric, metric unit

**Definition:** a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)

**Usage:** *convert all the measurements to metric units; it is easier to work in metric*

**Similar words:** unit, unit of measurement

**Definition:** any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange

**Usage:** *the dollar is the United States unit of currency; a unit of wheat is a bushel; change per unit volume*

**Synonyms:** metric, metric function

**Definition:** a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

**Similar words:** map, mapping, mathematical function, function, single-valued function

**Definition:** (mathematics) a mathematical relation such that each element of a given set (the domain of the function) is associated with an element of another set (the range of the function)

**Synonyms:** measured, metric, metrical

**Definition:** the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

**Similar words:** rhythmic, rhythmical

**Definition:** recurring with measured regularity

**Usage:** *the rhythmic chiming of church bells- John Galsworthy; rhythmical prose*