- a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element: anthropometry; chronometry.
Origin of -metry
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- indicating the process or science of measuringanthropometry; geometry
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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- The process or science of measuring:micrometry.
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