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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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Under these conditions the search for solutions can be seen in the strict sense as the satisfaction of public needs from issuing independent opinions regarding decisions, actions and responsibility, and in a broader scope as alternatives for decisions arising out of the challenges to control as a whole due to problems in metrification.
There is also an increasing metrification of everyday life: exam grades rather than more capacious understandings of intelligence, benefits claims rather than poverty--and carbon footprints rather than connection with environmental others.
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.
He clearly explains how people's participation in the metrification of their music consumption through software-generated playlists and the like connects with a broader development of algorithmic power and new forms of economic value.
Such novels provide rich qualitative narratives that complement the quantitative methods of social science with its statistics, charts, and graphs, and general metrification of the human condition.
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.
The advancing metrification and homogenization of space and time, the transformation of an amorphous territory into a controllable space of power, and the unification, regularity, and institutionalization of communication systems are all foci of Cvetkovski's study.
RACING has embraced metrification like a sex manic has celibacy.