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a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element:
anthropometry; chronometry.
Origin of -metry
< Greek -metria action or process of measuring, equivalent to métr(on) measure (see meter2) + -ia -y3 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for -metry


combining form
indicating the process or science of measuring: anthropometry, geometry
Derived Forms
-metric, combining_form:in_adjective
Word Origin
from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure
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Word Origin and History for -metry

word-forming element meaning "process of measuring," Middle English -metrie, from Middle French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek -metria "a measuring of," from -metros "measurer of," from metron "measure" (see meter (n.2)).

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-metry in Medicine

-metry suff.
The process or science of measuring: micrometry.

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