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the act of changing from imperial units of measurement to metric units: meters, grams, seconds

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Nevertheless, the metric system has increasingly been integrated by state agencies, while the government has encouraged but not required metrication in the private sector.
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.
And it was a formula that had won the colliery the first prize of pounds 100 in the area metrication contest.
It can be no coincidence that the rise of problem drinking among both young and old has entirely followed metrication of pub measures.
It can be no coincidence that the rise of problem drinking amongst both young and old has entirely followed Metrication of pub measures.
The pound, ounce, foot, yard, mile and pint are here to stay after British opposition forced the European Commission and the Government to abandon plans for an enforced metrication programme.
International Metrication Distributing Company (formerly Novelty Discount Stores)
Other chapter topics include metrication, materials, design, flexibility design, pipe support, listed and unlisted components, fabrication, and special considerations for pipelines and other pipe systems.
to conform with international standards for trade, included new encouragement for US industrial metrication in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988.
The CMS program is structured to help maintain professional standards in the field of metrication.
Is a theory of mind needed in order to determine if mind can be measured, and if so, how metrication can take place?
The Metrickery Award, for devious imposition of metrication using criminal law, goes to the Mayor of Lewisham, Cllr Steve Bullock.
Many of us middle-aged types may have problems adapting for a while, but, like it or not, metrication will come into force sooner or later.
The pound was originally divided into 7,000 grains, which is the product of a prime number (making it divisibly difficult), and a thousand, which indicates a metrication attempt.
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.