metricize

verb

met·​ri·​cize ˈme-trə-ˌsīz How to pronounce metricize (audio)
metricized; metricizing

transitive verb

: to change into or express in the metric system

Word History

Etymology

metric entry 2 + -ize

First Known Use

1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metricize was in 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Metricize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metricize. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

metricize

verb
met·​ri·​cize ˈme-trə-ˌsīz How to pronounce metricize (audio)
metricized; metricizing
: to change into or express in the metric system
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