gramme

[ gram ]
/ græm /

noun Chiefly British.

Definition for gramme (2 of 2)

gram

1
[ gram ]
/ græm /

noun

a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbreviation: g
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 (1 of 3)

gram

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/ (ɡræm) /

noun

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

Word Origin for gram

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

British Dictionary definitions for gramme (2 of 3)

gram

2
/ (ɡræm) /

noun

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
the seed of any of these plants

Word Origin for gram

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

British Dictionary definitions for gramme (3 of 3)

gram

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/ (ɡrɑːm) /

noun

(in India) a village

Word Origin for gram

Hindi
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Medicine definitions for gramme (1 of 2)

gram

[ grăm ]

n.

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

Medicine definitions for gramme (2 of 2)

Gram

[ grăm, gräm ]
Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938

Danish physician who developed (1884) Gram's stain as a method of distinguishing types of bacteria.
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Science definitions for gramme (1 of 2)

gram

[ grăm ]

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

Science definitions for gramme (2 of 2)

Gram

[ gräm, grăm ]
Hans Christian Joachim 1853-1938

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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Culture definitions for gramme

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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