metric etymology

English word metric comes from Ancient Greek μέτρον, and later Latin metrum (A measure.)

Detailed word origin of metric

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
μέτρον Ancient Greek (grc)
metrum Latin (lat) A measure.
metricus New Latin (la-new)
métrique French (fra) Metric (relating to metric system).
metric English (eng) (transitive, aerospace, systems engineering) To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process. (mathematics, physics) of or relating to distance. (music) of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.. Of or relating to the metric system of measurement (mathematics) A measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a [...]

Words with the same origin as metric

Descendants of μέτρον
altimeter billion chronometer flowmeter gas meter geoboard geometry hypergeometry kilometer klick long meter meter metre metron millimeter million odometer pedometer pentameter speedo symmetry trillion vigintillion voltmeter