-metry


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-metry

suff.
Process or science of measuring: isometry.

[Greek -metriā, from metron, measure; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]
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-metry

n combining form
indicating the process or science of measuring: anthropometry; geometry.
[from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure]
-metric adj combining form
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-metry

a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element: anthropometry.
[< Greek -metria measuring =métr(on) measure (see meter2) + -ia -y3]
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For instance, on Facebook, users have shared a post where the word geometry (originally from the two neoclassical combining forms geo- and -metry) was reinterpreted as having a final verb try (as geome-try, with a different pronunciation /[alpha]I/), humorously replaced by near-homophonous words in the paradigmatic substitution: i.e.
named after Pharao, the incarnation of the deity Horus in life and Osiris in death Fauna from Faun (equivalent of Pan) flora Friday Geo (-logy, -metry, -graphy) from the goddess Gaia giddy god may itself come from Sanskrit "huta-," "invoked," an epithet of the king of the gods Indra in Vedic Hinduism goodbye and bye (the latter by implication only) herculean hermetic, hermeneutic, and hermaphrodite (Hermes and Aphrodite).
(1) Nonstandard abbreviations: Hb, hemoglobin; ICP-MS, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer (-metry); TIBC, total Fe-binding capacity; and BSA, bovine serum albumin.