[ UK /mˈɛtɹɪkə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈmɛtɹɪkəɫ/ ]
  1. the rhythmic arrangement of syllables
  2. based on the meter as a standard of measurement
    metrical equivalents
    the metric system
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How To Use metrical In A Sentence

  • He gave geometrical solutions to doubling a cube and trisecting an angle in this book.
  • The spacecraft's mass at launch was some 13 tonnes, most of which was the propellants unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and dinitrogen tetroxide (DTO). BBC News - Home
  • Definitions of what was at stake were thus diametrically opposed.
  • Dicentrics, rings, acentric fragments and asymmetrical translocations were recorded separately.
  • The rocks are asymmetrically folded and overthrust to the west, with chaotic units and abundant evidence for coeval soft-sediment deformation.
  • After our eyes adjust, we find the walls to be a gorgeous translucent blue, the surface scalloped into smooth, symmetrical wavelets.
  • Because the loquat, or Japanese plum, is symmetrical and has a dense, evergreen crown, it is desirable in the home landscape.
  • Educators have also applied paper folding to such diverse mathematical objects as logical structures, axiomatic systems, and tessellations with geometrical figures.
  • Hezbollah is waging "asymmetrical" warfare against Israel based on increasingly radicalized and even fanaticized mass support. Nathan Gardels: Beginning of the End for Israel?
  • The ideological clash between monotheism and polytheism furnishes the world with one of its first examples of asymmetrical warfare.
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