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[ me-triks ]
/ ˈmɛ trɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of meter.
the art of metrical composition.

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Origin of metrics

First recorded in 1895–1900; see origin at metric2, -ics

Definition for metrics (2 of 2)

-metrics

a combining form with the meaning “the science of measuring” that specified by the initial element: biometrics; econometrics.

Origin of -metrics

see origin at -metric, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for metrics

metrics
/ (ˈmɛtrɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) prosody the art of using poetic metre
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Medical definitions for metrics

-metrics

suff.

The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a field of study:biometrics.
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