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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 metric is a measure used in systems engineering to provide an indication of achievement or progress.
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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 mathematical description of spacetime in terms of a particular set of coordinates
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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 measurement of the cost of a route based on the number of hops (hop count) to the network on which a specific host resides
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A probe in or instrumentation of a component of the operating system.