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**"Metric"**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.

A measurement of a characteristic of an object or activity. The measurement is done using a consistent method, at consistent intervals, in order to assess, monitor and/or communicate information about the object or activity. Metrics may be quantitative or qualitative.

A function, d, on pairs from a set S such that for each x, y, z in S: d(x, y) = 0; d(x, y) = 0 == x=y; d(x, y) + d(y, z) = d(x, z). The function is also called a distance; the pair (S, d) is a metric space. Condition (3) is called the Triangle inequality. A space is metrizable if a metric can be defined. A metric is induced by a norm (when it exists): d(x, y)=|| x - y||. See Hausdorff metric.

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

a function that involves differential elements of time, space and the interval

a parameter or variable that represents some feature, status, or attribute of biotic assemblage, chemical state, or physical condition

A scale applied to a conceptual characteristic of interest.

A biological attribute, some feature or characteristic of the biotic assemblage, that reflects ambient conditions, especially the influence of human actions on these conditions (ITFM; Technical Appendix G).

n. In Internet communications, a value, associated with a route, which is used to discriminate between multiple exit or entry points to the same autonomous system. The route with the lowest metric is preferred.

Numerical value which depends on the routing protocol. It allows the router to find the best path.

a cost you assign to an interface that is used during path computation to indicate the relative preference of one interface over another in the creation of an MPLS tunnel

a standard for maesurement

a standard formeasurement

a numerical value which represents the priority order in which an application should send network traffic

A calculated numerical result obtained through computer modeling; for the GIA diamond cut research project, metrics were calculated for brightness and fire for both hypothetical and actual diamonds.

the rhythmic arrangement of syllables

a function on pairs of points that takes only nonnegative real values

Given a set T, a metric is a function d from TxT to the real line such that a set of four properties are satisfied: (1) d(x,y) = d(y,x), (2) d(x,x) = 0, (3) d(x,y) = 0, and (4) d(x,y) + d(y,z) = d(x,z).

a set of spatial relationships qualifying as a theory

A probe in or instrumentation of a component of the operating system.

a piece of a control system

Of or using the metric system.

a data point sampled by a Management Agent and sent to the Oracle Management Repository