Gray

[ grey ]
/ greɪ /

noun

A·sa [ey-suh] /ˈeɪ sə/, 1810–88, U.S. botanist.
Robert,1755–1806, U.S. explorer and sea captain: discovered the Columbia River.
Thomas,1716–71, English poet.
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British Dictionary definitions for asa gray (1 of 3)

gray

1
/ (ɡreɪ) /

adjective, noun, verb

a variant spelling (now esp US) of grey

Derived Forms

grayish, adjectivegrayly, adverbgrayness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for asa gray (2 of 3)

gray

2
/ (ɡreɪ) /

noun

the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 radsSymbol: Gy

Word Origin for gray

C20: named after Louis Harold Gray (1905–65), English physicist

British Dictionary definitions for asa gray (3 of 3)

Gray

/ (ɡreɪ) /

noun

Thomas. 1716–71, English poet, best known for his Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751)
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Medicine definitions for asa gray (1 of 2)

gray

[ grā ]

n.

A unit for a specific absorbed dose of radiation equal to 100 rads.

Medicine definitions for asa gray (2 of 2)

Gray

Henry 1825?-1861

British anatomist whose work Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical (1858), known as Gray's Anatomy, remains a standard text.
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Science definitions for asa gray

gray

[ grā ]

The SI derived unit used to measure the energy absorbed by a substance per unit weight of the substance when exposed to radiation. One gray is equal to one joule per kilogram, or 100 rads. The gray is named after British physicist Louis Harold Gray (1905-1965).
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Idioms and Phrases with asa gray

gray


In addition to the idioms beginning with gray

  • gray area
  • gray matter

also see:

  • get gray hair from
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