• IPA: /ˈmɛt.ɹɪk/

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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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.
  2. (mathematics) A 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": d(x,y) \ge 0 , (2) "identity of indiscernibles": d(x,y) = 0 \mbox{ iff } x=y , (2) "symmetry": d(x,y) = d(y,x) , and (3) "triangle inequality": d(x,y) \le d(x,z) + d(z,y) .
  3. (mathematics) A metric tensor.
  4. Abbreviation of metric system#English|metric system.
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metric (metrics, present participle metricking; 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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