metricize

[ me-truh-sahyz ]
/ ˈmɛ trəˌsaɪz /

verb (used with object), met·ri·cized, met·ri·ciz·ing.

to express in terms of the metric system.
Mathematics. metrize.

Nearby words

  1. metricate,
  2. metrication,
  3. metrician,
  4. metricism,
  5. metricity,
  6. metrics,
  7. metridium,
  8. metrification,
  9. metrifonate,
  10. metrify

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

metricize

v.

"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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