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-metry

  1. a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element:

    anthropometry; chronometry.



-metry

combining form

  1. indicating the process or science of measuring

    anthropometry

    geometry



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Derived Forms

  • -metric, combining_form:in_adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of -metry1

< Greek -metria action or process of measuring, equivalent to métr ( on ) measure ( meter 2 ) + -ia -y 3

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Word History and Origins

Origin of -metry1

from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure

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