metrication

noun
met·​ri·​ca·​tion | \ ˌme-tri-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce metrication (audio) \

Definition of metrication

: the act or process of metricizing specifically : conversion of an existent system of units into the metric system

First Known Use of metrication

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for metrication

metric entry 2 + -ation

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“Metrication.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metrication. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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