The history of words: digitisation

The word digitisation might be of very recent origin; it is nonetheless becoming more and more essential to the management of information and records.

History of words: linear meter

It is difficult to pinpoint the exact moment the two words fell in place together, but as early as 1780, they appear in Old French in the work published by the French mathematician Alexis-Jean-Pierre Paucton, Métrologie ou Traité des mesures, poids et monnaies (Treatise of Measures, Weights and Coinage).