Metric Geometry

Pronunciation: /ˈmɛ.trɪk dʒiˈɒm.ɪ.tri/ Explain

A metric geometry is a geometric system in which distances can be measured relative to a unit of measure. For example, a house plan is a metric geometry where the unit of measure is feet in the United States, and meters in most other countries.

House plan with units of feet and inches
Figure 1: House plan for Pope-Leighey House.


  1. McAdams, David E.. All Math Words Dictionary, metric geometry. 2nd Classroom edition 20150108-4799968. pg 116. Life is a Story Problem LLC. January 8, 2015. Buy the book

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McAdams, David E. Metric Geometry. 12/21/2018. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC.

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