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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.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

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. [1]

Scientific Metrics[edit]

Scientific metrics measure the physical environment and electromagnetic phenomena among other measurable characteristics.

Distance Metrics (Astronomic)[edit]

Distance Metrics (Planetary)[edit]

Energy Metrics[edit]

Magnetism Metrics (Gravity)[edit]

Force Metrics[edit]

Temperature Metrics[edit]

Time Metrics[edit]

Volume Metrics[edit]

Weight Metrics[edit]

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Rule of Man succeeded in instituting many Terran metrics that replaced many of the earlier Vilani metrics. Some of the Vilani metrics survive in Vilani Space and as elements of folk sayings.[2]

Socioeconomic Metrics[edit]

In contrast to mostly tangible scientific metrics, socioeconomic metrics measure social and economic relationships.

Economic Metrics[edit]

Social Metrics[edit]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.
  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak