Metric Cruiser

Technology / Motorcycle / Metric Cruiser: Metric Cruiser is a general category of bikes including Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Suzuki as opposed to American bikes such as Harley-Davidson and Indian. The American bikes tend to use the English system of measurement: pounds, feet, miles, inches, while the Metric Cruisers use the Metric system of measurement: Kilograms, meters, etc. The fact that some American bikes may use the Metric system to quantify their components may still render them as American rather than Metric, at least in the eyes of the Metric Cruiser enthusiasts. By the way, the new Harley-Davidson V-Rod model is also a Metric Cruiser.

Metrical Romance

Entertainment / Literature / Metrical Romance: Any medieval romance written in verse or meter. MORE

Metrical Substitution

Entertainment / Literature / Metrical Substitution: A way of varying poetic meter by taking a single foot of the normal meter and replacing it with a foot of different meter. For instance, a poem might consist primarily of iambic pentameter, with a 'li MORE


Business / Human Resources (HR) / Metrics: A measure used to determine the effectiveness and value of implemented HR programs in increasing performance and profits. MORE