metrology

[ mi-trol-uh-jee ]
/ mɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural me·trol·o·gies.

the science of weights and measures.

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Origin of metrology

First recorded in 1810–20; metro-1 + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM metrology

met·ro·log·i·cal [me-truh-loj-i-kuhl], /ˌmɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemet·ro·log·i·cal·ly, adverbme·trol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for metrology

metrology
/ (mɪˈtrɒlədʒɪ) /

noun plural -gies

the science of weights and measures; the study of units of measurement
a particular system of units

Derived forms of metrology

metrological (ˌmɛtrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemetrologically, adverbmetrologist, noun

Word Origin for metrology

C19: from Greek metron measure
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