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# Metrical vs. Metric

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relating to poetic meter

of or relating to the metric system of measurement

having a regular rhythm

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

of or pertaining to measurement

of or relating to distance

Of or pertaining to the meter; arranged in meter; consisting of verses; as, metrical compositions.

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.’;

Of or pertaining to measurement; as, the inch, foot, yard, etc., are metrical terms; esp., of or pertaining to the metric system.

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": $d\left(x,y\right) \le d\left(x,z\right) + d\left(z,y\right)$.

based on the meter as a standard of measurement;

‘the metric system’; ‘metrical equivalents’;

Metricnoun

(mathematics) a metric tensor

the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

Metricnoun

abbreviation of metric system

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.’;

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