Definition of metricate in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmetrəˌkāt/ /ˈmɛtrəˌkeɪt/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • Change or adapt to a metric system of measurement.

    ‘when copper pipe was metricated, the method of measuring it changed’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The theory offers a novel way to metricate Hofmeister effects and also leads to thermodynamic quantities, which account for the influence of salts.’
    • ‘If I follow his argument correctly, then logically we shall need to metricate all other things such as time, for example.’