metric

Pronunciation

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Pronunciation

- IPA: /ˈmɛt.ɹɪk/

**metric** (*not comparable*)

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

- French: métrique
- German: metrisch
- Italian: metrico
- Portuguese: métrico
- Russian: метри́ческий
- Spanish: métrico

- French: métrique
- Italian: metrico

**metric** (*plural* metrics)

- 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**.

- (
*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) . - (
*mathematics*) A metric tensor. - Abbreviation of
*metric system#English|metric system*.

- measure
- (
*mathematics*) distance function

- French: métrique
- German: Metrik, Messgröße, Maß, Kriterium, Kennzahl, Kenngröße, Indikator
- Italian: metrica
- Russian: ме́трика

**metric** (metrics, *present participle* metricking; *past and past participle* metricked)

- (
*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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