noun (used with a singular verb)
Origin of metrics
Origin of metric1
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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|DAILY BEAST
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|Linda Killian|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To put it mildly, Obama has come up short on each of these metrics.‘Downton Abbey’ Democrats May Cost their Party the Senate|Lloyd Green|March 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So which metrics are most valuable when it comes to changing habits and getting closer to your health and fitness goals?
Each year, we rate all 50 states on more than 50 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness.
He had to go to the Chansons des rues et des bois to enjoy the perfect acrobatics of his metrics.Against The Grain|Joris-Karl Huysmans
One of the novelties included in our experiments was the teaching of metrics, hitherto reserved for high schools.Montessori Elementary Materials|Maria Montessori
Several terms used in this book have also been taken from German metrics.A History of English Versification|Jakob Schipper
The second book, Of Proportion, 70 pages, is a treatise on metrics.
By far the greater part of Gascoigne's treatise is devoted to metrics and to style.
"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)).