metrology
me·trol·o·gy- the science of weights and measures
- pl. -·gies a system of weights and measures
Origin of metrology
metro- + -logymetrology
noun
pl. me·trol·o·gies- The science that deals with measurement.
- A system of measurement.
Origin of metrology
French métrologie, from Greek metrologia, theory of ratios : metron, measure; see m&emacron;-^{2} in Indo-European roots + -logia, -logy.Related Forms:
- met′ro·log′i·cal
adjective
- met′ro·log′i·cal·ly
adverb
- me·trol′o·gist
noun
metrology
Noun
(countable and uncountable, plural metrologies)
- (uncountable) The science of weights and measures or of measurement.
- (countable) A system of weights and measures.
Origin
From Ancient Greek Î¼ÎÏ„ÏÎ¿Î½ (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.