sabermetrics


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sa·ber·met·rics

 (sā′bər-mĕt′rĭks)
n. Baseball
1. (used with a sing. verb) The analysis of quantitative categories to evaluate the requirements for overall team success and the specific effectiveness of individual players in meeting those requirements. Sabermetrics often employs more complex statistical categories than those used in traditional baseball statistics.
2. (used with a pl. verb) Statistical data used in such analysis.

[Alteration of SABRmetrics (influenced by saber) : S(ociety for) A(merican) B(aseball) R(esearch) + metrics.]

sa′ber·met′ric adj.

sabermetrics

(ˌseɪbəˈmɛtrɪks)
n (functioning as singular)
(Baseball) the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records
[C20: saber (from initials of Society of American Baseball Research) + -metrics as in econometrics]

sa•ber•met•rics

or SABR•met•rics

(ˌseɪ bərˈmɛ trɪks)
n.
(used with a sing. v.) the computerized measurement of baseball statistics.
[1980–85; S(ociety for) A(merican) B(aseball) R(esearch) + -metrics]
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