metrication

[me-tri-key-shuh n]

noun

the act, process, or result of establishing the metric system as the standard system of measurement.

Nearby words

  1. metrical,
  2. metrical mile,
  3. metrical psalm,
  4. metrically,
  5. metricate,
  6. metrician,
  7. metricism,
  8. metricity,
  9. metricize,
  10. metrics

Origin of metrication

First recorded in 1960–65; metric1 + -ation

Also called metrification.

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