# Metric

#### Pronunciation

**IPA:***/ˈmɛt.ɹɪk/**Hyphenation:*met + ric

#### Origin

From *French* *métrique* (1864), from *New Latin* __metricus__ ("pertaining to the system based on the meter"), from __metrum__ ("a meter"); see __meter__.

## Full definition of metric

#### Adjective

#### metric

- 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

#### Derived terms

#### Noun

- A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in engineering)
**April 10 2011**,*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.**2013-08-03**, Boundary problems,*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.- 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": $d(x,y)\; \backslash ge\; 0$

**2000**,*Lutz Habermann*, Riemannian Metrics of Constant Mass and Moduli Spaces of Conformal Structures,*As we shall see, these***metrics**are constructed from a Green function.- (
*mathematics*) a metric tensor - Abbreviation of metric system

#### Synonyms

- measure
- (
*mathematics*) distance function

#### Hyponyms

- (
*mathematics*) Euclidean metric, Hausdorff metric, spacetime metric, uniform metric, ultrametric

#### Derived terms

#### Verb

- (
*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.

#### Further reading

- Webster 1913
- Century 1911