metrication met`ri*ca"tion (m[e^]t`r[i^]*k[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. The act or process of converting the standard system of units of a country to those of the {metric system}; metrification; as, Great Britain has completed its metrification, but the United States still resists complete change. [PJC]

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