metrical unit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n metrical unit (prosody) a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
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Usage

In literature:

Unit of metric system, 15.43 grains troy.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The metrical unit in versification is a short syllable, technically called a mora ( v ).
"New Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennett
In the early records of the historic races we similarly find these three forms of metrical action united in religious festivals.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
It belongs to the formal metrical pattern, and serves usually to mark off the line units.
"The Principles of English Versification" by Paull Franklin Baum
The metric system is the system of measurement of which the meter is the fundamental unit.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
Although scientific data are usually expressed in metric units, measurements should be taken in whatever units are readily available.
"Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic" by Stephen Leatherwood
The fundamental unit of the metric system is the meter (the unit of length).
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
When will the world be wise enough to unite in adopting the French metrical and monetary systems?
"Man and Nature" by George P. Marsh
Metric system; units, tables, equivalents, advantages.
"Physics" by Willis Eugene Tower
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In poetry:

A Metrical Address recited on the one hundredth anniversary of
the surrender of Lord Cornwallis at Yorktown on invitation
of a joint committee of the Senate and House of the United
States Congress.
"Arms And The Man - Prologue" by James Barron Hope

In news:

Newport News Shipbuilding crane operators hoisted a 1,026 metric ton unit and placed it onto the.
It's obvious that the transition to the metric system in the United States is not zooming along.
Huntington Ingalls Industries' Newport News Shipbuilding places a record 1,026-metric ton unit —aboard aircraft carrier 'Gerald R.
Hayden Honda, a single-line Indiana metric store, is twice as likely as the rest of the industry to discover the reasons why a consumer won't make a new unit purchase.
The number of metric motorcycles that were exported into the United States last year was less than a fourth of what came into the country in 2008.
In Tables 1, 2 and 3, adjust the metric units of precision to match the units of precision used in the inch-pound units.
This story is part of NRN's Top 100 special report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry's largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.
The newly published 2011 edition of the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) Pool & Spa Operator Handbook is now available for purchase in English and Spanish with both English and metric units.
The Soviet Union has bought an additional 205,000 metric tons of United States soybean meal under a long-term grain agreement, the Agriculture Department said Friday.
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In science:

As a consequence we have: if θ is a time-like unit vector field, then also kab := gab + 2θa θb is a Riemannian metric.
The wave equation on static singular space-times
It interesting to note that d is indeed a metric and it equals the hyperbolic metric on the unit disk of C (see , e.g.).
Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields on the plane
Much is known about this metric, in particular, the geodesic connecting two points is easily expressible as the arc on a circle that is orthogonal to the unit circle and joins the two points.
Estimating deformations of isotropic Gaussian random fields on the plane
According to Refs.- it might be either an invariance under the metric reversal symmetry or under the space-time coordinate transformations with the imaginary unit i: xA → ixA .
Transition to Zero Cosmological Constant and Phantom Dark Energy as Solutions Involving Change of Orientation of Space-Time Manifold
Let X be a compact metric space and let C = P Mk (C (X ))P , where P ∈ Mk (C (X )) is a pro jection, and let A be a unital simple C ∗ -algebra with stable rank one.
Asymptotically Unitary Equivalence and Classification of Simple Amenable C*-algebras
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