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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; 1/1000 of a kilogram.

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: g, 5 gr, 1 2 gr. 3 3; Also, esp. Brit., gramme.

Origin of gram:

1790–1800; < F gramme < LL gramma a small weight < Gk grámma something drawn, a small weight


  1. any of several beans, as the chickpea or mung bean, used as food.

    Category: Plants

Origin of gram:

1695–1705; < Pg grão < L grānumgrain


  1. a combining form meaning “something written, drawn, or plotted” (

    diagram; epigram


    Category: Affix

    Ref: Compare -graph. 3

Origin of -gram:

< Gk -gramma, comb. form of grámma something written or drawn


  1. kilogram.

    Category: Weights and Measures, Affix

    Ref: a combining form of gram1 1 1


  1. candygram; strippergram

    Category: Telegraphy and Telephony, Affix

    Ref: a combining form extracted from telegram


  1. grammar.

    Category: Grammar

  2. grammatical.

    Category: Grammar


  1. -gram(Suffix)

    something written, drawn or otherwise recorded

  2. Origin: From suffix -γραμμα, from γράμμα, from γράφω

Webster Dictionary

  1. -gram

    a suffix indicating something drawn or written, a drawing, writing; -- as, monogram, telegram, chronogram


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