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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The use or study of metrical structures in verse; prosody.

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  • n. Plural form of metric.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The philosophical and mathematical theory of measurement.
  • n. The art of versification.
  • n. The science or doctrine which treats of rhythm in language and its employment in poetic composition.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the study of poetic meter and the art of versification

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