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Term "metric" is used in many popular machine learning articles [1, 2] for describing an evaluation criterium of the performance of a model. Although, mathematically is the term defined as:

In mathematics, a metric or distance function is a function that defines a distance between each pair of elements of a set. [3]

Should we use the term or use more general term "measure"?

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    $\begingroup$ Think about how the math nerds use "normal". $\endgroup$ – Dave Oct 17 '19 at 19:03
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    $\begingroup$ Unfortunately the word "measure" also has a formal definition in mathematics (i.e. measure theory). $\endgroup$ – knrumsey Oct 17 '19 at 19:23

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