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metrology

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noun me·trol·o·gy \me-ˈträ-lə-jē\

Definition of metrology

  1. 1 :  the science of weights and measures or of measurement

  2. 2 :  a system of weights and measures

metrological

play \ˌme-trə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

metrologist

play \me-ˈträ-lə-jist\ noun


Origin and Etymology of metrology

French métrologie, from Greek metrologia theory of ratios, from metron measure — more at measure


First Known Use: 1816


Medical Dictionary

metrology

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noun me·trol·o·gy \me-ˈträl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of metrology

plural

metrologies

  1. 1:  the science of weights and measures or of measurement

  2. 2:  a system of weights and measures

metrological

\ˌme-trə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

metrologically

\-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

metrologist

\me-ˈträl-ə-jəst\play noun



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