See also: -metric and mètric

English Edit

Etymology Edit

From French métrique (1864), from New Latin metricus (pertaining to the system based on the meter), from metrum (a meter); see meter.

Pronunciation Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɛt.ɹɪk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛtɹɪk
  • Hyphenation: met‧ric

Adjective Edit

metric (not comparable)

  1. Of or relating to the metric system of measurement.
  2. (music) Of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
  3. (mathematics, physics) Of or relating to distance.

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Noun Edit

metric (plural metrics)

  1. A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in engineering).
    What metric should be used for performance evaluation?
    What are the most important metrics to track for your business?
    It's the most important single metric that quantifies the predictive performance.
    How to measure marketing? Use these key metrics for measuring marketing effectiveness.
    There is a lack of standard metrics.
    • 2011 April 10, Financial Times:
      As for the large number of official statements that Spain is safe, I think they are merely a metric of the complacency that has characterised the European crisis from the start.
    • 2013 August 3, “Boundary problems”, in The Economist[1], volume 408, number 8847:
      Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economists’ most-used metric, gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.
    • 2018, Clarence Green, James Lambert, “Advancing disciplinary literacy through English for academic purposes: Discipline-specific wordlists, collocations and word families for eight secondary subjects”, in Journal of English for Academic Purposes, volume 35, →DOI, page 106:
      The insight underlying such wordlists is that frequency, combined with metrics such as range and dispersion, profiles for teachers and students the relative usefulness of words.
  2. (mathematics) A function for the measurement of the "distance" between two points in some metric space: it is a real-valued function d(x,y) between points x and y satisfying the following properties: (1) "non-negativity":  , (2) "identity of indiscernibles":  , (3) "symmetry":  , and (4) "triangle inequality":  .
    • 2000, Lutz Habermann, Riemannian Metrics of Constant Mass and Moduli Spaces of Conformal Structures[2]:
      As we shall see, these metrics are constructed from a Green function.
  3. (mathematics) A metric tensor.
  4. Abbreviation of metric system.

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metric (third-person singular simple present metrics, present participle metricking, simple past and past participle metricked)

  1. (transitive, aerospace, systems engineering) To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.
    We need to metric the status of software documentation.
    We need to metric the verification of requirements.
    We need to metric the system failures.
    The project manager is metricking the closure of the action items.
    Customer satisfaction was metricked by the marketing department.

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Friulian Edit

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  1. metric

Romanian Edit

Etymology Edit

Borrowed from French métrique.

Adjective Edit

metric m or n (feminine singular metrică, masculine plural metrici, feminine and neuter plural metrice)

  1. metric
  2. metrical

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