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[gram]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. gram1.
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gram

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[gram]
noun
  1. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbreviation: g
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Also especially British, gramme.

Origin of gram

1
1790–1800; < French gramme < Late Latin gramma a small weight < Greek grámma something drawn, a small weight
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British Dictionary definitions for gramme

gram

1
noun
  1. a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 poundsSymbol: g
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Word Origin for gram

C18: from French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, from Greek: small weight, from graphein to write

gram

2
noun
  1. any of several leguminous plants, such as the beans Phaseolus mungo (black gram or urd) and P. aureus (green gram), whose seeds are used as food in India
  2. the seed of any of these plants
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Word Origin for gram

C18: from Portuguese gram (modern spelling grão), from Latin grānum grain

gram

3
noun
  1. (in India) a village
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Word Origin for gram

Hindi
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Word Origin and History for gramme

gram

n.

metric unit of weight," 1797, from French gramme (18c.), from Late Latin gramma "small weight," from Greek gramma "small weight," originally "letter of the alphabet," from stem of graphein "to draw, write" (see -graphy). Adopted into English about two years before it was established in France as a unit in the metric system by law of 19 frimaire, year VIII (1799).

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gramme in Medicine

gram

(grăm)
n.
  1. A metric unit of mass equal to 15.432 grains, one thousandth (10-3) of a kilogram, or 0.035 ounce.
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Gram

(grăm, gräm)Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938
  1. Danish physician who developed (1884) Gram's stain as a method of distinguishing types of bacteria.
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gramme in Science

gram

[grăm]
  1. A unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 0.001 kilogram or 0.035 ounce. See Table at measurement.
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Gram

[gräm, grăm]
  1. Danish bacteriologist who in 1884 developed a method of staining bacteria, called Gram's stain or Gram's dye, that is used to identify and classify bacteria, often from samples of infected body fluids. The classification, called gram-negative or gram-positive, can be useful in the initial selection of antibiotics to treat the infection.
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gramme in Culture

gram

The basic unit of measurement for mass in the metric system; one cubic centimeter of water has a mass of approximately one gram.

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