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noun \ˈdram\

Definition of dram

  1. 1a US :  a unit of liquid capacity equal to 18 fluid ounce — see weight tableb :  fluid dram

  2. 2a :  a small portion of something to drinkb :  a small amount

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Origin and Etymology of dram

Middle English dragme, from Anglo-French & Late Latin; Anglo-French, dram, drachma, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma, from Greek drachmē, literally, handful, from drassesthai to grasp


First Known Use: 14th century

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noun \ˈdräm\

Definition of dram

  1. :  the basic monetary unit of Armenia — see money table

Origin and Etymology of dram

Armenian, literally, coin, money, ultimately from Greek drachmē drachma


First Known Use: 1993


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Definition of dram


DRAM

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noun \ˈdram also ˈdē-ˌram\

Definition of DRAM

  1. :  a type of RAM that must be continuously supplied with power and periodically rewritten in order to retain data — compare sram

Origin and Etymology of dram

dynamic + RAM (random-access memory)


First Known Use: 1980

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Medical Dictionary

dram

noun
variants: also

drachm

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Medical Definition of dram

  1. 1:  either of two units of weight:a:  an avoirdupois unit equal to 1.772 grams or 27.344 grainsb:  a unit of apothecaries' weight equal to 3.888 grams or 60 grains

  2. 2:  fluid dram



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