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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtɪk/
- (General American, weak vowel merger) IPA(key): /ˈmɛtək/, [ˈmɛɾək]
- (intervocalic alveolar flapping) Homophone: medic
metic (plural metics)
- In ancient Greek city-states, a resident alien who did not have citizen rights and who paid a tax for the right to live there.
resident alien in ancient Greece