Definition of metrics in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmetriks/


[treated as singular or plural]
1The use or study of poetic meters; prosody.
Example sentences
  • Being no scholar of metrics, I won't attempt to elaborate, but reading the longer poems I hear Pound more than anyone else.
  • An exercise in metrics takes you back to portraits of heroes in the whitewashed schoolroom and a language you couldn't yet quite understand.
  • Thus metrics is a way for Longinus to re-envision the art of speech.
2A method of measuring something, or the results obtained from this: the report provides various metrics at the class and method level

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Syllabification: met·rics

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