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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.
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1. (Units) conversion from nonmetric to metric units
2. (Poetry) (of poetry) metrical structure
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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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Metrification of Ordnance Survey maps started in the 1960s and the contours and pot heights are now all in metres.
The core analysis of the earlier studies (except for Mashaqba 2015) leads the reader to conclude that (similar to the Levantine) all JA varieties exhibit (moraic) trochaic foot, and that JA dialects share the same metrification directionality and the level of extrametricality with other Levantine varieties.
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. Opportunities to society offered by the institutionalization in the audit may be also perceived as an optimization plan or effective counseling for effective development of the interaction between principals and agents based on the minimization of conflicts in meeting the stated interests.
In his Rhythmic Phrasing in English Verse, Cureton argues against the '"metrification' of rhythm" and to meter he adds grouping and prolongation, the two components of phrasing (432).
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.
While Tennyson follows classical quantity by translating long and short into accented and unaccented words, the oddity of his lexicon ("metrification") and unconventional, unEnglish rhythms point to his performance and his satiric thrust that, like his meter, are in keeping with his Catullan source--and also with Coventry Patmore's edict that variants should be allowed only in service to some pressing expressive or emotional motive.