Metric definition

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A standard of measurement, especially one that evaluates a complex process or system.
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Relating to the meter or the metric system.
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Poetic meter.
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Of the meter (unit of linear measure)
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Designating or of the system of measurement based on the meter and the gram.
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Measurement. Although metric generally refers to a system of weights and measures, software engineers often use the term as simply "measurement." For example, "is there a metric for this process?" See software metrics.
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Of or relating to the metric system of measurement.
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(music) Of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
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(mathematics, physics) Of or relating to distance.
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A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
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(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) "positive definiteness": and , (2) "symmetry": , and (3) "triangle inequality": .
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Abbreviation of metric system.
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(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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Of or relating to distance.
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The definition of metric is relating to the system of measurements which is based on the meter and the gram.

An example of a metric measurement is a meter.

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Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.

US Customary units and their metric equivalents.

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(mathematics) A geometric function that describes the distances between pairs of points in a space.
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Of or relating to measurement.

Volumetric.

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A standard for measuring or evaluating something; basis for assessment.

A new metric for judging success.

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Relating to or having poetic meter; metrical.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
metric
Plural:
metrics

Origin of metric

  • Greek (hē) metrikē (tekhnē) (the art) of meter feminine of metrikos relating to measurement metrical

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French métrique from mètre meter meter2

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin metricus relating to measurement metrical

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin metricus metrical

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary