metricize

[me-truh-sahyz]

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

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

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
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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