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met·ri·fy 1

tr.v. met·ri·fied, met·ri·fy·ing, met·ri·fies
To put into or compose in poetic meter; versify.

[French métrifier, from Old French, from Medieval Latin metrificāre : Latin metrum, measure; see meter1 + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

met′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.

met·ri·fy 2

tr. & intr.v. met·ri·fied, met·ri·fy·ing, met·ri·fies
To convert into or adopt the metric system.


1. (Units) conversion from nonmetric to metric units
2. (Poetry) (of poetry) metrical structure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.metrification - writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
authorship, penning, writing, composition - the act of creating written works; "writing was a form of therapy for him"; "it was a matter of disputed authorship"
2.metrification - the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds
change - the action of changing something; "the change of government had no impact on the economy"; "his change on abortion cost him the election"
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Doing a victory lap in New Scientist after it became clear that metric conversion was a flop, he compared metrification directly to nuclear power, declaring that both "sound terrific so long as you don't think about them for more than 30 seconds.
They consider the political framework and institutions, the metrification of water uses, the environment and sector uses, and possible mechanisms and enabling conditions.
THE metrification innovation is merely fiddling for the sake of it.
The novelty of seeing a member of the Europhile Lib Dems seeming to oppose metrification has attracted the required attention.
Fraser, a unit supervisor for Revenue Canada in Kingston, Ontario, was an outspoken critic of his employer's policies relating to metrification and the Charter of Rights.
Regarding metrification, the UK has always used miles and imperial measurements not metres and kilometres; indeed, the new Government has stated that there is no need to keep on using metrification now, a victory for common sense.
RACING has embraced metrification like a sex maniac has celibacy.
Metrification would eliminate such costly mistakes, and space travel would become affordable.
Fraser, an employee of Revenue Canada, was highly critical of the government's decision to introduce metrification.
Those calling for changes today have suggested full metrification should be in place in time for the Olympic Games in London in 2012.
Decimalization of the currency, metrification of weights and measures, the redefinition of counties, devolution for Scotland and Wales, may seem part of the usual run of bureaucratic decisions, but adjustments to the national character and behavior necessarily follow.
Note that, unlike Whycocomagh N-90, Wenonah J-75 was drilled prior to metrification, and depths on all samples and slides stored both at CNSOPB and at Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) were recorded in feet.