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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
met•ri•cal /ˈmɛtrɪkəl/USA pronunciation  also metric,  adj. 
  1. Poetryrelating to or composed in meter.
  2. Weights and Measuresrelating to measurement.
met•ri•cal•ly, adv. See -meter-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
met•ri•cal  (metri kəl), 
adj. 
  1. Poetrypertaining to meter or poetic measure.
  2. Poetrycomposed in meter or verse.
  3. Weights and Measurespertaining to measurement.
Also,metric. 
Etymology:1375–1425; late Middle English Late Latin metric(us) (see metric2) + -al1
metri•cal•ly, adv. 
met•ri•cism  (metrə siz′əm), 
me•tric•i•ty  (me trisi tē, mi-), 
n. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

metrical /ˈmɛtrɪkəl/, metric /ˈmɛtrɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to measurement
  2. of or in poetic metre

ˈmetrically adv



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