Definition of metricate in English:

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metricate

Pronunciation: /ˈmetrəˌkāt/

verb

[with object]
Change or adapt to a metric system of measurement.
Example sentences
  • Napoleon Bonaparte started to metricate the world in the early 1800s. Two hundred years later, the US still has problems in following the rest of the world.
  • Everything from cough mixture to nail varnish is already metricated in the city's pharmacies.
  • Imagine - the European Commission might want to harmonise uniforms and cap badges, or even metricate them.

Derivatives

metrication

Pronunciation: /ˌmetrəˈkāSH(ə)n/
noun
Example sentences
  • We're sitting less than 12 months away from a General Election and any party that declared support for metrication would take a pounding.
  • It would do no harm to allow metric on pedestrian distance signs and would pave the way for the ultimate objective of full metrication of traffic signs.
  • The UK government committed to introduce metrication over a 10-year period 40 years ago but has yet to introduce kilometres on our roads.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: met·ri·cate

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