gram

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1gram

noun \ˈgram\

Definition of GRAM

:  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

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, potash, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

2gram

noun \ˈgram\

Definition of GRAM

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
:  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

avoirdupois weight, calorie, denier, kip, pace, twain

3gram

noun

Definition of GRAM

Origin of GRAM

by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: circa 1934

4gram

abbreviation

Definition of GRAM

gram

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRAM

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 gram
2
: the weight of a gram under standard gravity

Variants of GRAM

gram or chiefly British gramme \ˈgram\

gram

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Unit of mass or weight used especially in the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system of measurement. One gram is equal to 0.001 kg, about 0.035 oz, or 15.43 grains. The gram is very nearly equal to the mass of 1 cc of pure water at its maximum density. The gram of force is equal to the weight of a gram of mass under standard gravity. For greater precision, the mass may be weighed at a point at which the acceleration due to gravity is 980.655 cm/sec2. See also gravitation; metric system.

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