metrology

[ mi-trol-uh-jee ]
/ mɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi /

noun, plural me·trol·o·gies.

the science of weights and measures.

Nearby words

  1. metrodynia,
  2. metrofibroma,
  3. metroliner,
  4. metrological,
  5. metrologically,
  6. metrolymphangitis,
  7. metromalacia,
  8. metronidazole,
  9. metronome,
  10. metronomic

Origin of metrology

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

Related formsmet·ro·log·i·cal [me-truh-loj-i-kuh l] /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 Formsmetrological (ˌmɛtrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemetrologically, adverbmetrologist, noun

Word Origin for metrology

C19: from Greek metron measure

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