noun, plural G's or Gs, g's or gs.
the seventh letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter G or g, as in get, German, or camouflage.
something having the shape of a G.
a written or printed representation of the letter G or g.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter G or g.
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penitentiary, lockup, confinement, jail, dungeon, cooler, keep, pen, can, stockade, reformatory, clink, slammer, G, guardhouse, bastille, statesville
plural Gs or G's.
Slang. grand: a sum of one thousand dollars.
(sometimes lowercase) Aerospace. gravity: a unit of acceleration equal to the acceleration of gravity at the earth's surface.
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noun plural g's, G's or Gs
the seventh letter and fifth consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually either a voiced velar stop, as in grass, or a voiced palato-alveolar affricate, as in page
- a note having a frequency of 392 hertz (G above middle C) or this value multiplied or divided by any power of 2; the fifth note of the scale of C major
- a key, string, or pipe producing this note
- the major or minor key having this note as its tonic
slang, mainly US grand (a thousand dollars or pounds)
- general exhibition (used to describe a category of film certified as suitable for viewing by anyone)
- (as modifier)a G film
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for history of the letter's development, see C. As a movie rating in the U.S., 1966, standing for general. Standing for gravity in physics since 1785.
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The symbol for acceleration of gravity.
A symbol for g-force.
Abbreviation of gram
The symbol for gauss.
A symbol for g-force.
The symbol for gravitational constant.
Abbreviation of guanine
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