a combining form occurring in adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -meter, (barometric ) or -metry, (geometric ).

< Greek -metrikos; see meter2, -metry, -ic

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n combining form
indicating the process or science of measuring: anthropometry; geometry
[from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure]
adj combining form

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