Word of the day: metrics

Today’s word is metrics. Below are dictionary meanings of the word metrics.

  1. the use or study of poetic meters
  2. a method of measuring something, or the results obtained from this.

The word is used in the context of poetry (to study patterns of rhythm and word) and in a more widely used context to describe standard/parameters used for measurement.

Now for some context on why metrics is the word of the day. A gent, known for his sharpie mind, was asked about metrics in his presentation. He pointed to his head to indicate that’s where it all lay. I had a kind of Eureka moment as I thought I discovered “Metrics = Me + tricks” as in mind tricks. Thinking I had hit the jackpot began searching for the origin of the word in support of my discovery. Haven’t found it yet 😦 Can someone help please?