metrication met‧ri‧ca‧tion [ˌmetrɪˈkeɪʆn] noun [uncountable]
the change to using the metric system of weights and measures

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metrication UK US /ˌmetrɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [U]
MEASURES the change from measuring things in imperial units (= feet, pounds, pints, etc.) to using metric units (= metres, kilograms, litres, etc.): »

Metrication has still not been fully implemented in the construction industry.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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