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verb (used with object), met·ri·cized, met·ri·ciz·ing.
  1. to express in terms of the metric system.
  2. Mathematics. metrize.
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Also especially British, met·ri·cise.

Origin of metricize

First recorded in 1870–75; metric1 + -ize
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Word Origin and History for metricize


"convert to the metric system," 1873, from metric (adj.) + -ize. Related: Metricized; metricizing. Earlier, "to convert to poetic meter" (1850; see metric (n.)).

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