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The application of statistics and mathematical analysis to a specified field of study: econometrics.

[From metric.]
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(ˈmɛ trɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
1. the study of prosodic meter.
2. the art of metrical composition.


a combining form with the meaning “the science of measuring” that specified by the initial element: biometrics; econometrics.
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