# Metric vs. Statistic

## Difference Between Metric and Statistic

#### Metricadjective

of or relating to the metric system of measurement

#### Statisticadjective

alternative form of statistical

#### Metricadjective

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

#### Statisticnoun

A single item in a statistical study.

#### Metricadjective

of or relating to distance

#### Statisticnoun

A quantity calculated from the data in a sample, which characterises an important aspect in the sample (such as mean or standard deviation).

#### 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.*

#### Statisticnoun

A person, or personal event, reduced to being an item of statistical information.

*By dying from an overdose, he became just another statistic.*

#### 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": $d(x,y)\; \backslash ge\; 0$, (2) "identity of indiscernibles": $d(x,y)\; =\; 0\; \backslash mbox\{\; iff\; \}\; x=y$, (2) "symmetry": $d(x,y)\; =\; d(y,x)$, and (3) "triangle inequality": $d(x,y)\; \backslash le\; d(x,z)\; +\; d(z,y)$.

#### Statisticnoun

a datum that can be represented numerically

#### Metricnoun

(mathematics) a metric tensor

#### 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.*

#### 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

#### Metricadjective

based on the meter as a standard of measurement;

*the metric system*

*metrical equivalents*

#### Metricadjective

the rhythmic arrangement of syllables