# Measurand vs Metric - What's the difference?

measurand | metric |

## As nouns the difference between measurand and metric

is that measurand is a quantity intended to be measured while metric is a measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in software engineering).

## As an adjective metric is

of or relating to the metric system of measurement.

## As a verb metric is

to measure or analyse statistical data concerning the quality or effectiveness of a process.

# measurand

## English

### Noun

(en noun)
• A quantity intended to be measured.
• (engineering) An object being measured.
• # metric

## English

(wikipedia metric)

(-)
• of or relating to the metric system of measurement
• (music) of or relating to the meter of a piece of music.
• (mathematics, physics) Of or relating to distance
• #### Derived terms

* metric carat * metric level * metric system * metric space * metric structure * contrametric * extrametric * intrametric * metrical

### Noun

(en noun)
• A measure for something; a means of deriving a quantitative measurement or approximation for otherwise qualitative phenomena (especially used in Software Engineering)
• * 2011 , April 10, Financial Times
• 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.
• * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-03, volume=408, issue=8847, magazine=(The Economist)
• , title= Boundary problems , passage=Economics is a messy discipline: too fluid to be a science, too rigorous to be an art. Perhaps it is fitting that economistsâ€™ most-used metric , gross domestic product (GDP), is a tangle too. GDP measures the total value of output in an economic territory. Its apparent simplicity explains why it is scrutinised down to tenths of a percentage point every month.}}
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 .
• (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) "positive definiteness": $d\left(x,y\right) \ge 0$ and $d\left(x,y\right) = 0 \mbox\left\{ iff \right\} x=y$, (2) "symmetry": $d\left(x,y\right) = d\left(y,x\right)$, and (3) "triangle inequality": $d\left(x,y\right) \le d\left(x,z\right) + d\left(z,y\right)$.
• * 2014 , Wikipedia,
• In mathematics, a metric' or distance function is a function that defines a distance between elements of a set. A set with a ' metric is called a metric space.

* measure

#### Hyponyms

* Euclidean metric * Hausdorff metric * uniform metric * ultrametric

#### Derived terms

* landscape metrics * performance metric * success 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