“You are applying Western metrics to someone who is not using that metric against you,” referring to ISIS, Bolger said.
A number of other metrics factor positively into the discussion.
And when you index the data—i.e., when you compare the percentage change in the two metrics—a different picture emerges.
"pertaining to the system of measures based on the meter," 1855, from French métrique, from mèter (see meter (n.2)). In this sense, metrical is attested from 1797.
"science of versification," 1760, from Greek he metrike "prosody," plural of metron "meter, a verse; that by which anything is measured; measure, length, size, limit, proportion" (see meter (n.1)).
metric met·ric^{1} (mět'rĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the meter or the metric system.
-metrics suff.
The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a field of study: biometrics.