metrification metrification

Definition(s):

  1. (n) writing a metrical composition (or the metrical structure of a composition)
  2. (n) the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds

Usage(s):

  • Why did metrification falter? Most believe it was because compliance with the Metric Act was purely voluntary.

Quotes

  • ...Williams was reluctant to push ahead with some of the metrification measures - she believed the pint was safe in any case - Wilson told his private secretary: "Metrification is a bore, anyway. Local breweries is a winner."
    on Dec 29, 2005 By: Harold Wilson Source: BBC News

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