## METRIC

### Metric

Metric is a Canadian new wave band founded in 1998 in Toronto. They have also at various times been based in Montreal, London, New York City and Los Angeles. The band consists of Emily Haines, James Shaw, Joshua Winstead and Joules Scott-Key .

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### metric

#### Noun

1. A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
2. 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) "positive definiteness": [itex] d(x,y) \ge 0 [/itex] and [itex] d(x,y) = 0 \mbox{ iff } x=y [/itex], (2) "symmetry": [itex] d(x,y) = d(y,x) [/itex], and (3) "triangle inequality": [itex] d(x,y) \le d(x,z) + d(z,y) [/itex].

#### Verb

1. 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