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Definition of gal

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Definition of gal (Entry 2 of 4)

: a unit of acceleration equivalent to one centimeter per second per second used especially for values of gravity


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Definition of gal (Entry 3 of 4)

1 gallery
2 gallon


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Definition of Gal (Entry 4 of 4)


First Known Use of gal

Noun (1)

1795, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gal

Noun (1)

alteration of girl, by loss of [r] and vowel raising

Noun (2)

Galileo Galilei

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“Gal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gal. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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Medical Definition of gal

1 galactose
2 gallon

Legal Definition of GAL

guardian ad litem

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