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1. Noun.

A measure calculated as, or converted into, a number.

The term is often used in the context of shareholder value management and risk management.

A value-based metric is a performance measure which is linked in a direct and understandable way with the creation of value for shareholders.

Risk metrics are quantified measures of risk.

2. Adjective.

In a wider and non-financial context, the metric system of measurement is a decimal system based on the metre.

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