n. pl. me·trol·o·gies
1. The science that deals with measurement.
2. A system of measurement.
[French métrologie, from Greek metrologiā, theory of ratios : metron, measure; see mē-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + -logiā, -logy.]
met′ro·logi·cal (mĕt′rə-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.
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