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# Benchmark vs. Metric

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Benchmarknoun

A standard by which something is evaluated or measured.

of or relating to the metric system of measurement

Benchmarknoun

A surveyor's mark made on some stationary object and shown on a map; used as a reference point.

(music) of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.

Benchmarknoun

(computing) A computer program that is executed to assess the performance of the runtime environment.

of or relating to distance

Benchmarkverb

(transitive) To measure the performance of (an item) relative to another similar item in an impartial scientific manner.

Metricnoun

A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in engineering)

‘What metric should be used for performance evaluation?’; ‘What are the most important metrics to track for your business?’; ‘It's the most important single metric that quantifies the predictive performance.’; ‘How to measure marketing? Use these key metrics for measuring marketing effectiveness.’; ‘There is a lack of standard metrics.’;

Benchmark

Any permanent mark to which other levels may be referred.

Metricnoun

(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) "non-negativity": $d\left(x,y\right) \ge 0$, (2) "identity of indiscernibles": $d\left(x,y\right) = 0 \mbox\left\{ iff \right\} x=y$, (2) "symmetry": $d\left(x,y\right) = d\left(y,x\right)$, and (3) "triangle inequality": $d\left(x,y\right) \le d\left(x,z\right) + d\left(z,y\right)$.

Benchmark

something serving as a standard by which related items may be judged; as, his painting sets the benchmark of quality.

Metricnoun

(mathematics) a metric tensor

Benchmark

a test or series of tests designed to compare the qualities or performance of different devices of the same type. Certain sets of computer programs are much used as benchmarks for comparing the performance of different computers, especially by comparing the time it takes to complete a test.

Metricnoun

abbreviation of metric system

Benchmarknoun

a standard by which something can be measured or judged;

‘his painting sets the benchmark of quality’;

Metricverb

To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.

‘We need to metric the status of software documentation.’; ‘We need to metric the verification of requirements.’; ‘We need to metric the system failures.’; ‘The project manager is metricking the closure of the action items.’; ‘Customer satisfaction was metricked by the marketing department.’;

Benchmarknoun

a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point

Relating to measurement; involving, or proceeding by, measurement.

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; as, the metric system; a metric measurement.

Metricnoun

a function of a topological space that gives, for any two points in the space, a value equal to the distance between them

Metricnoun

a decimal unit of measurement of the metric system (based on meters and kilograms and seconds);

‘convert all the measurements to metric units’; ‘it is easier to work in metric’;

Metricnoun

a system of related measures that facilitates the quantification of some particular characteristic