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[mi-trol-uh-jee] /mɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural metrologies.
the science of weights and measures.
Origin of metrology
1810-20; metro-1 + -logy
Related forms
[me-truh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
metrologically, adverb
metrologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for metrology
  • metrology is the science of measurement and is the basis of weights and measures.
  • metrology, the science of measurement, is a critical part of providing accurate and repeatable data.
  • Improved detector technology in the past two decades has opened a new era in detector metrology of optical radiation measurements.
  • Below are some frequently asked questions the metrology lab receives from customers and the general public.
British Dictionary definitions for metrology


noun (pl) -gies
the science of weights and measures; the study of units of measurement
a particular system of units
Derived Forms
metrological (ˌmɛtrəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
metrologically, adverb
metrologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek metron measure
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