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metrology

[mi-trol-uh-jee] /mɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi/
noun, plural metrologies.
1.
the science of weights and measures.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; metro-1 + -logy
Related forms
metrological
[me-truh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
metrologically, adverb
metrologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for metrology

metrology

/mɪˈtrɒlədʒɪ/
noun (pl) -gies
1.
the science of weights and measures; the study of units of measurement
2.
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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