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n. pl. me·trol·o·gies
1. The science that deals with measurement.
2. A system of measurement.

[French métrologie, from Greek metrologiā, theory of ratios : metron, measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots + -logiā, -logy.]

met′ro·log′i·cal (mĕt′rə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
met′ro·log′i·cal·ly adv.
me·trol′o·gist n.


n, pl -gies
1. (Units) the science of weights and measures; the study of units of measurement
2. (Units) a particular system of units
[C19: from Greek metron measure]
metrological adj
ˌmetroˈlogically adv
meˈtrologist n


(mɪˈtrɒl ə dʒi)

the science of weights and measures.
met•ro•log•i•cal (ˌmɛ trəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
met`ro•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
me•trol′o•gist, n.


the study and science of measures and weights. — metrologist, n. — metrological, adj.
See also: Measurement


The study or science of weights and measures.
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Noun1.metrology - the scientific study of measurementmetrology - the scientific study of measurement
science, scientific discipline - a particular branch of scientific knowledge; "the science of genetics"


The act or process of ascertaining dimensions, quantity, or capacity:
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