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# metric

## Definitions

### from The Century Dictionary.

• Quantitative; involving or relating to measures of distance, especially in different directions. See geometry.
• Having meter or poetic rhythm; pertaining to meter or to metrics; metrical.
• noun Same as metrics.
• Pertaining to that system of weights and measures of which the meter is the fundamental unit.
• See gram.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• adjective Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.
• adjective Of or pertaining to the meter as a standard of measurement; of or pertaining to the decimal system of measurement of which a meter is the unit
• adjective (Chem.) analysis by volume; volumetric analysis.
• adjective See metric system in the vocabulary.

• adjective of or relating to the metric system of measurement
• adjective music of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
• adjective mathematics, physics Of or relating to distance
• noun A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
• noun 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": .
• verb transitive, aerospace, systems engineering To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.

• noun a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds)
• noun a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them
• noun a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic
• adjective based on the meter as a standard of measurement
• adjective the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

## Etymologies

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

## Examples

• Maybe the way to get the US to convert to metric is to start using the proper name for the "English" weights and measures system: "British Imperial Units".

• The game could be played in the reverse, where the metric is the number of people you see singing along/tapping feet/dancing.

• Look, I'm agnostic on whether this 'metric' is accurate, or whether an entirely non-subjective metric of freedom is even possible.

• TFP, or total factor productivity, is a key long-term metric, capturing technological and managerial efficiencies that the Conference Board believes have accounted for about a quarter of total global output growth in recent years.

Productivity May Slow in 2011 Christopher Emsden 2011

• Why couldn't ESMD have simply directed that things be done in metric in the first place - in compliance with NASA's own regulations (note the OIG report from 2001 years before Constellation was even started).

• I think the distances being metric is probably more of a problem for a short term visitor than it is for those of us that live here.

• I think the distances being metric is probably more of a problem for a short term visitor than it is for those of us that live here.

• The metric is percent of total unemployed that are unemployed for longer than 1 year.

• Why couldn't ESMD have simply directed that things be done in metric in the first place - in compliance with NASA's own regulations (note the OIG report from 2001 years before Constellation was even started).

• The only relevant \$\$\$ metric is the net FDIC liability vs. the public \$\$\$\$ required to restore solvency.