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a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element: anthropometry; chronometry.
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British Dictionary definitions for -metry
n combining form
indicating the process or science of measuringanthropometry; geometry
Derived forms of -metry-metric, adj combining form
Word Origin for -metry
from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure
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Medical definitions for -metry
The process or science of measuring:micrometry.
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