metrically

metrical

[me-tri-kuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to meter or poetic measure.
2.
composed in meter or verse.
3.
pertaining to measurement.
Also, metric.


Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin metric(us) (see metric2) + -al1

metrically, adverb
metricism [me-truh-siz-uhm] , metricity [me-tris-i-tee, mi-] , noun
nonmetrical, adjective
nonmetrically, adverb
unmetrical, adjective
unmetrically, adverb
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metrical or metric (ˈmɛtrɪkəl, ˈmɛtrɪk)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to measurement
2.  of or in poetic metre
 
metric or metric
 
adj
 
'metrically or metric
 
adv

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metrical
"pertaining to versification," early 15c., from L. metricus "metrical," from Gk. metrikos, from metron "poetic meter."
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