hectogram

or hek·to·gram

[ hek-tuh-gram ]
/ ˈhɛk təˌgræm /

noun

a unit of mass or weight equal to 100 grams, equivalent to 3.527 ounces avoirdupois. Abbreviation: hg

Nearby words

  1. hectare,
  2. hectic,
  3. hecticly,
  4. hecto-,
  5. hectocotylus,
  6. hectograph,
  7. hectographic,
  8. hectography,
  9. hectoliter,
  10. hectolitre

Also especially British, hec·to·gramme.

Origin of hectogram

First recorded in 1800–10; hecto- + -gram2

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British Dictionary definitions for hectogram

hectogram

hectogramme

/ (ˈhɛktəʊˌɡræm) /

noun

one hundred grams. 1 hectogram is equivalent to 3.527 ouncesSymbol: hg
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