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gram

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noun \ˈgram\

Definition of gram

  1. :  any of several leguminous plants (as a chickpea) grown especially for their seed; also :  their seeds



Origin of gram

obsolete Portuguese (now spelled grão), grain, from Latin granum


First Known Use: 1702

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noun \ˈgram\

Definition of gram

  1. 1 :  a metric unit of mass equal to 11000 kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density — see metric system table

  2. 2 :  the weight of a gram under the acceleration of gravity



Origin of gram

French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek grammat-, gramma letter, writing, a small weight, from graphein to write — more at carve


First Known Use: 1810

Other Weights and Measures Terms


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gram

noun

Definition of gram



Origin of gram

by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: circa 1934


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gram

abbreviation

Definition of gram




-gram

noun combining form

Definition of -gram

  1. :  drawing :  writing :  record <chronogram> <telegram>



Origin of -gram

Latin -gramma, from Greek, from gramma


GRAM Defined for Kids

gram

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noun \ˈgram\

Definition of gram for Students

  1. :  a unit of mass in the metric system equal to 1/1000 kilogram




-gram

noun suffix \ˌgram\

Definition of -gram for Students

  1. :  drawing :  writing :  record <telegram>




Medical Dictionary

gram

noun

Medical Definition of gram

  1. 1:  a metric unit of mass equal to 11000 kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density—abbreviation g

  2. 2:  the weight of a gram under standard gravity



Variants of gram

or chiefly British gramme \ˈgram\play

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