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metricize

[me-truh-sahyz] /ˈmɛ trəˌsaɪz/
verb (used with object), metricized, metricizing.
1.
to express in terms of the metric system.
2.
Mathematics, metrize.
Also, especially British, metricise.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; metric1 + -ize
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v.

"convert to the metric system," 1873, from metric (adj.) + -ize. Related: Metricized; metricizing. Earlier, "to convert to poetic meter" (1850; see metric (n.)).

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