metrology

noun
me·​trol·​o·​gy | \ me-ˈträ-lə-jē How to pronounce metrology (audio) \

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-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce metrology (audio) \ adjective
metrologist \ me-​ˈträ-​lə-​jist How to pronounce metrology (audio) \ noun

Examples of metrology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Microwave atomic clocks, housed in metrology institutes worldwide, are used to define the international standard for the second. Andrew Ludlow, The Conversation, 22 May 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metrology. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for metrology

metrology

noun
me·​trol·​o·​gy | \ me-ˈträl-ə-jē How to pronounce metrology (audio) \
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 How to pronounce metrology (audio) \ adjective
metrologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metrology (audio) \ adverb
metrologist \ me-​ˈträl-​ə-​jəst How to pronounce metrology (audio) \ noun

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