# Metric vs. Matrix

By Jaxson

of or relating to the metric system of measurement

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

of or relating to distance

• Metric (noun)

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?”

“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.”

• Metric (noun)

A measurement of the “distance” between two points in some symmetry”: d(x,y) = d(y,x) , and (3) “triangle inequality”: d(x,y) le d(x,z) + d(z,y) .

• Metric (noun)

a metric tensor

• Metric (noun)

abbreviation of metric system

• Metric (verb)

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.”

• Matrix (noun)

The womb.

• Matrix (noun)

The material or tissue in which more specialized structures are embedded.

• Matrix (noun)

An extracellular matrix, the material or tissue between the cells of animals or plants.

• Matrix (noun)

Part of the mitochondrion.

• Matrix (noun)

The medium in which bacteria are cultured.

• Matrix (noun)

A rectangular arrangement of numbers or terms having various uses such as transforming coordinates in geometry, solving systems of linear equations in linear algebra and representing graphs in graph theory.

• Matrix (noun)

A two-dimensional array.

• Matrix (noun)

A grid-like arrangement of electronic components, especially one intended for information coding, decoding or storage.

• Matrix (noun)

A table of data.

• Matrix (noun)

A geological matrix.

• Matrix (noun)

The sediment surrounding and including the artifacts, features, and other materials at a site.

• Matrix (noun)

The environment from which a given sample is taken.

• Matrix (noun)

In hot metal typesetting, a mold for casting a letter.

• Matrix (noun)

In printmaking, the plate or block used, with ink, to hold the image that makes up the print.

• Matrix (noun)

The cavity or mold in which anything is formed.

• Matrix (noun)

The five simple colours (black, white, blue, red, and yellow) from which all the others are formed.

• Matrix (noun)

A binding agent of composite materials, e.g. resin in fibreglass.

Wiktionary
• Matrix (noun)

the cultural, social, or political environment in which something develops

“Oxbridge was the matrix of the ideology”

• Matrix (noun)

a mass of fine-grained rock in which gems, crystals, or fossils are embedded

“nodules of secondary limestone set in a matrix of porous dolomite”

“such fossils will often be partly concealed by matrix”

• Matrix (noun)

the substance between cells or in which structures are embedded

“the lipid matrix of olfactory cells”

• Matrix (noun)

fine material used to bind together the coarser particles of a composite substance

“the matrix of gravel paths is hoed regularly”

• Matrix (noun)

a mould in which something, such as a record or printing type, is cast or shaped

“her two duets with Isobel Baillie were never issued and the matrices were destroyed”

• Matrix (noun)

a rectangular array of quantities or expressions in rows and columns that is treated as a single entity and manipulated according to particular rules

“this formula applies for all square matrices”

• Matrix (noun)

an organizational structure in which two or more lines of command, responsibility, or communication may run through the same individual

“matrix structures are said to foster greater flexibility”

Oxford Dictionary