met·​ri·​ca·​tion ˌme-tri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce metrication (audio)
: the act or process of metricizing
specifically : conversion of an existent system of units into the metric system

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web As Tony explains to me in Thaxted, metrication became the perfect wedge issue, one that UKIP knew would attract people to their cause. James Vincent, The Verge, 16 Jan. 2023 Read the title of this post and tremble at the future of metrication. Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 10 May 2011

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Word History


metric entry 2 + -ation

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metrication was in 1965

Dictionary Entries Near metrication

Cite this Entry

“Metrication.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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