metrology

noun
me·trol·o·gy | \me-ˈträ-lə-jē \

Definition of metrology 

1 : the science of weights and measures or of measurement

2 : a system of weights and measures

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Other Words from metrology

metrological \ˌme-trə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \ adjective
metrologist \me-ˈträ-lə-jist \ noun

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At the state’s advanced manufacturing technology centers, 500 students this year received certificates for a range of manufacturing skills such as reading blueprints, milling and metrology, the study of measurement. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "With Thousands Of Manufacturing Jobs Approaching, Connecticut Trains Hundreds," 16 Aug. 2017 Senior Metrology Engineer Review the design of metrology systems and optical testing performed by contractors and partner institutions in the production of optical subsystems, science instruments, adaptive optics systems, and other systems. Orange County Register, "TMT is looking for self-motivated individuals who are excited by the opportunity to join a highly-visible international project that will significantly advance our understanding of the universe.," 20 Feb. 2017 Senior Metrology Engineer Review the design of metrology systems and optical testing performed by contractors and partner institutions in the production of optical subsystems, science instruments, adaptive optics systems, and other systems. Orange County Register, "TMT is looking for self-motivated individuals who are excited by the opportunity to join a highly-visible international project that will significantly advance our understanding of the universe.," 20 Feb. 2017 What few reliable measuring devices there were had to be calibrated in Europe, where metrology – the science of measurement – was well established. Brian Alexander, WIRED, "Atomic Rulers of the World," 1 June 2001

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First Known Use of metrology

1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for metrology

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

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metrology

noun
me·trol·o·gy | \me-ˈträl-ə-jē \
plural metrologies

Medical Definition of metrology 

1 : the science of weights and measures or of measurement

2 : a system of weights and measures

Other Words from metrology

metrological \ˌme-trə-ˈläj-i-kəl \ adjective
metrologically \-k(ə-)lē \ adverb
metrologist \me-ˈträl-ə-jəst \ noun

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