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sabermetrics

[sey-ber-me-triks] /ˌseɪ bərˈmɛ trɪks/
noun
1.
(used with a singular verb) the computerized measurement of baseball statistics.
Also, SABRmetrics.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; S(ociety for) A(merican) B(aseball) R(esearch) + -metrics
Related forms
sabermetrician
[‐mi-trish-uh n] /‐mɪˈtrɪʃ ən/ (Show IPA),
noun
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Examples from the web for sabermetrics
  • Most of the articles venture into sabermetrics, but an easily accessible glossary helps users negotiate the mathematical maze.
  • But they do not present the whole picture, a big reason sabermetrics has gained such wide acceptance in the major leagues.
British Dictionary definitions for sabermetrics

sabermetrics

/ˌseɪbəˈmɛtrɪks/
noun (functioning as sing)
1.
the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records
Word Origin
C20: saber (from initials of Society of American Baseball Research) + -metrics as in econometrics
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Contemporary definitions for sabermetrics
noun

the computerized statistical analysis of baseball data; also written SABRmetrics

Examples

Bill James described sabermetrics as the search for objective knowledge about baseball.

Word Origin

1980; Society of American Baseball Research + -metrics

Usage Note

sabermetrician n

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