metrology[mi träl′ə jē]
- the science of weights and measures
- pl. metrologies a system of weights and measures
Origin of metrologymetro- + -logy
- The science that deals with measurement.
- A system of measurement.
Origin of metrologyFrench métrologie, from Greek metrologiā, theory of ratios : metron, measure; see mē-2 in Indo-European roots + -logiā, -logy.
(countable and uncountable, plural metrologies)
From Ancient Greek μέτρον (metron, “measure”) + -logy.
metrology - Computer Definition
The science of weights and measures. Metrology is an important part of semiconductor manufacturing where high-resolution tools are required to measure the tiny elements in a chip that continue to decrease year after year.