1. adjective /ˈmɛtɹɪk/
a) of or relating to the metric system of measurement
b) of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
2. noun /ˈmɛtɹɪk/
a) A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)

As for the large number of official statements that Spain is safe, I think they are merely a metric of the complacency that has characterised the European crisis from the start. Financial Times, April 10, 2011

b) 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": and , (2) "symmetry": , and (3) "triangle inequality": .
3. verb /ˈmɛtɹɪk/
To measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.

we need to metric the status of software documentation

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