# metrics

[ me-triks ]

/ ˈmɛ trɪks /

### noun (used with a singular verb)

the science of meter.

the art of metrical composition.

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## Nearby words

metrical psalm, metricate, metrication, metrician, metricize, metrics, metridium, metrification, metrifonate, metrify, metrist

## Origin of metrics

## Definition for metrics (2 of 4)

## metric

^{1}

[ me-trik ]

/ ˈmɛ trɪk /

### adjective

pertaining to the meter or to the metric system.

### noun

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.

## Definition for metrics (3 of 4)

## metric

^{2}

[ me-trik ]

/ ˈmɛ trɪk /

### adjective

pertaining to distance: metric geometry.

### noun

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.

## Definition for metrics (4 of 4)

## -metrics

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

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## British Dictionary definitions for metrics (1 of 2)

## metrics

/ (ˈmɛtrɪks) /

### noun

(functioning as singular) prosody the art of using poetic metre

## British Dictionary definitions for metrics (2 of 2)

## metric

/ (ˈmɛtrɪk) /

### adjective

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

### noun

maths the function ρ(x, y) satisfying the conditions of membership of such a set (a metric space)

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## Medicine definitions for metrics (1 of 2)

## metric

[ mĕt′rĭk ]

### adj.

Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.

## Medicine definitions for metrics (2 of 2)

## -metrics

### suff.

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

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## Science definitions for metrics

## metric

[ mĕt′rĭk ]

Relating to the meter or the metric system.

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