A Metric is a unit of measurement.
- Science is largely based on accurate systems of experimentation and measurement.
- Sensors and scientific instruments rely on accurate metrics to quantify their readings and data.
- 1 Description (Specifications)
- 2 History & Background (Dossier)
- 3 References & Contributors (Sources)
Metrics are the abstract, intangible idea-tools by which sophonts measure their environment and what they interact with. Almost every sophont species and world-state develops an indigenous system of measurement and then converts to the system used by the interstellar community when they join it. This leaves a field of many different systems of measurement coexisting, in which one system is used as the primary system of study and intellectual exchange. 
Scientific metrics measure the physical environment and electromagnetic phenomena among other measurable characteristics.
Distance Metrics (Astronomic)
Distance Metrics (Planetary)
In contrast to scientific metrics, socioeconomic metrics measure social and economic relationships.
- Avery-Quesnay Economic Scale
- Bilateral Trade Number (BTN)
- Economic Extension (Ex)
- Gross Polity Product (GPP)
- Gross Sector Product (GSP)
- Gross Subsector Product (GsP)
- Gross World Product (GWP)
- Importance Extension (Ix)
- Resource Unit (RU)
- World Trade Number (WTN)
- Trade Map Key
- Cultural Extension (Cx)
- Emotional Quotient (EQ)
- Hosking Rating
- Intelligence Quotient (IQ)
- Native Intelligent Life (NIL)
- Panet Relationship
- Sophonce (Sophontology)
- Spiritual Quotient (SQ)
- Technology Level (TL)
- Tetusu-Dene Scale