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metricate

[′me·trə‚kāt]
(science and technology)
To use the metric system in expressing all physical quantities.
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While metric system advocates like Jordan are confident that metrication in the U.
His motion "calls on the BBC and other media to cease the metrication of traditional phrases forthwith before people end up being exhorted not to give another 24.
The current effort toward national metrication is based on the conclusion that industrial and commercial productivity, mathematics and science education, and the competitiveness of American products and services in world markets, will be enhanced by completing the change to the metric system of units.
Metrication includes the claim that laws and rules governing quantitative and qualitative change are being represented mathematically.
Metrication means much more than swapping miles for kilometers.
But in the early 1860s debate about metrication gave new momentum to arguments about what could be learnt from the Pyramid of advantage to England.
LORD Howe stated recently that it is a "national disgrace" for us to retain imperial measures, and in response one of your correspondents suggested that it is a national disgrace that Brussels can impose metrication upon us and that it is a further disgrace that Lord Howe was not locked up many years ago.
The upheaval that brought death to the monarchy and the old regime in France also gave birth to a brave new world of metrication and decimalisation.
New legislation such as the move to metrication, stakeholder pensions, sickness benefit and so on, means that the amount of time I have to spend in the office is at the expense of time that could be better spent on the shop floor.
Since then, Yankee metrication has been a matter of fits and starts, with each start giving inch- and ounce-comfortable citizens fits.
Metrication is another problem; so is the VAT tax system, and, of course, the BSE beef crisis `which was spun out of nothing'.
The reason I bring this up is not because I am against metrication (I think it is appalling that U.