Journal of Science and Geosciences

Role of metrology in modern world


Angela Jones

The word metrology actually derives from the Greek words ‘metron’ and ‘logos’ which translated means the study of measurement. The origins of measurement go back even further than the Greeks to the Egyptians. They would use standards of measurement, with regular calibrations, to ensure stones were cut to the correct size for their building projects. Metrology is the science of measurement; it encompasses both experimental and theoretical determinations at all levels of uncertainty and in all fields of science and technology.


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