- the science of meter.
- the art of metrical composition.
Origin of metrics
- 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.
Origin of metric1
- pertaining to distance: metric geometry.
- 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.
Origin of metric2
- a combining form with the meaning “the science of measuring” that specified by the initial element: biometrics; econometrics.
Origin of -metrics
Examples from the Web for metrics
“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.Pentagon Doesn’t Know How Many People It’s Killed in the ISIS War
Nancy A. Youssef
January 7, 2015
This midterm election has been pretty terrible measured by the metrics that independent/swing voters care about.Yes, Independent Swing Voters Are Real. And May Decide Who Wins Elections
November 3, 2014
To put it mildly, Obama has come up short on each of these metrics.‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate
March 24, 2014
So which metrics are most valuable when it comes to changing habits and getting closer to your health and fitness goals?How to Better Use Your Data
January 8, 2014
Each year, we rate all 50 states on more than 50 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness.South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business
July 9, 2013
The second book, Of Proportion, 70 pages, is a treatise on metrics.
He had to go to the Chansons des rues et des bois to enjoy the perfect acrobatics of his metrics.Against The Grain
Several terms used in this book have also been taken from German metrics.A History of English Versification
One of the novelties included in our experiments was the teaching of metrics, hitherto reserved for high schools.Montessori Elementary Materials
By far the greater part of Gascoigne's treatise is devoted to metrics and to style.
- (functioning as singular) prosody the art of using poetic metre
- of or relating to the metre or metric system
- 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
- maths the function ρ(x, y) satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set (a metric space)
Word Origin and History for metrics
"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.
"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)).
- Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.
- The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a field of study:biometrics.
- Relating to the meter or the metric system.