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# Metrics

[me-triks] /ˈmɛ trɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the science of meter.
2.
the art of metrical composition.
[me-trik] /ˈmɛ trɪk/
1.
pertaining to the or to the .
noun
2.
Often, metrics. a standard for measuring or evaluating something, especially one that uses figures or statistics: new metrics for gauging an organization’s diversity;
pretty good by any metric.
[me-trik] /ˈmɛ trɪk/
1.
pertaining to distance:
metric geometry.
2.
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noun
3.
Mathematics. a nonnegative real-valued function having properties analogous to those of the distance between points on a real line, as the distance between two points being independent of the order of the points, the distance between two points being zero if, and only if, the two points coincide, and the distance between two points being less than or equal to the sum of the distances from each point to an arbitrary third point.
1.
a combining form with the meaning “the science of measuring” that specified by the initial element:
biometrics; econometrics.
/ˈmɛtrɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (prosody) the art of using poetic metre
/ˈmɛtrɪk/
1.
of or relating to the metre or metric system
2.
(maths) denoting or relating to a set containing pairs of points for each of which a non-negative real number ρ(x, y) (the distance) can be defined, satisfying specific conditions
noun
3.
(maths) the function ρ(x, y) satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set (a metric space)
n.

“study of meter,” 1892, variant of metric (n.); also see -ics.

“pertaining to the system of measures based on the meter,” 1855, from French métrique, from mèter (see meter (n.2)). In this sense, metrical is attested from 1797.
n.

“science of versification,” 1760, from Greek he metrike “prosody,” plural of metron “meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion” (see meter (n.1)).

metric met·ric1 (mět’rĭk)
Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.

-metrics suff.
The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a field of study: biometrics.
metric
(mět’rĭk)
Relating to the meter or the metric system.

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• Metric-space

noun, Mathematics. 1. a space with a metric defined on it.

• Metric-system

noun 1. a decimal system of weights and measures, adopted first in France but now widespread, universally used in science, mandatory for use for all purposes in a large number of countries, and favored for use in most (as in the U.S.). The basic units are the meter (39.37 inches) for length and the gram […]

• Metric-ton

noun 1. a unit of 1000 kilograms, equivalent to 2204.62 avoirdupois pounds. noun 1. another name (not in technical use) for tonne metric ton A unit of mass or weight in the metric system equal to 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds). See Table at measurement.

• Metric-topology

noun, Mathematics. 1. a topology for a space in which open sets are defined in terms of a given metric.

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