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a combining form with the meaning “the process of measuring” that specified by the initial element: anthropometry; chronometry.
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Origin of -metry

<Greek -metria action or process of measuring, equivalent to métr(on) measure (see meter2) + -ia-y3
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British Dictionary definitions for -metry


n combining form
indicating the process or science of measuringanthropometry; geometry

Derived forms of -metry

-metric, adj combining form

Word Origin for -metry

from Old French -metrie, from Latin -metria, from Greek, from metron measure
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Medical definitions for -metry


The process or science of measuring:micrometry.
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