metricize
transitive verb (-cized; -cizing) Date: 1873 to change into or express in the metric system

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • metricize — (v.) convert to the metric system, 1873, from METRIC (Cf. metric) (adj.) + IZE (Cf. ize). Related: Metricized; metricizing. Earlier, to convert to poetic meter (1850; see METRIC (Cf. metric) (n.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • metricize — (Amer.) v. introduce the metric system, change over to the metric system, apply the metric system (also metricise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metricize — [me′tri sīz΄] vt. metricized, metricizing METRICATE …   English World dictionary

  • metricize — /me treuh suyz /, v.t., metricized, metricizing. 1. to express in terms of the metric system. 2. Math. metrize. Also, esp. Brit., metricise. [1870 75; METRIC1 + IZE] * * * …   Universalium

  • metricize — verb a) To make metric b) To introduce metrics into (a process) …   Wiktionary

  • metricize — met·ri·cize …   English syllables

  • metricize — met•ri•cize [[t]ˈmɛ trəˌsaɪz[/t]] v. t. cized, ciz•ing math. to express in terms of the metric system • Etymology: 1870–75 met′ri•cism, n …   From formal English to slang

  • metricize — verb 1. express in the metric system • Syn: ↑metricise • Hypernyms: ↑translate, ↑transform • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. convert from a non metric to the metric system …   Useful english dictionary

  • metricized — metricize (Amer.) v. introduce the metric system, change over to the metric system, apply the metric system (also metricise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • metricizes — metricize (Amer.) v. introduce the metric system, change over to the metric system, apply the metric system (also metricise) …   English contemporary dictionary

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