Definitions for Gramgræm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
any of several beans, as the chickpea or mung bean, used as food.
Origin of gram:
1695–1705; < Pg grão < L grānumgrain
a combining form meaning “something written, drawn, or plotted” (
Ref: Compare -graph. 3
Origin of -gram:
< Gk -gramma, comb. form of grámma something written or drawn
Category: Weights and Measures, Affix
Ref: a combining form of gram1 1 1
Category: Telegraphy and Telephony, Affix
Ref: a combining form extracted from telegram
gram, gramme, gm, g(noun)
a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
Gram, Hans C. J. Gram(noun)
Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a measure of weight
an insect weighing only a few grams
A group of leguminous plants that are grown for their seeds.
The seeds of these plants.
Origin: Germanic *.
the East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food
alt. of Gramme
The gram is a metric system unit of mass. Originally defined as "the absolute weight of a volume of pure water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of a metre, and at the temperature of melting ice", a gram is now defined as one one-thousandth of the SI base unit, the kilogram, or 1×10^−3 kg, which itself is defined as being equal to the mass of a physical prototype preserved by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.
Translations for Gram
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the basic unit of weight in the metric system.
- gramaPortuguese (BR)
- das GrammGerman
- ګرام، په متريك سيستم كى دوزن واحد، دكيلو ګرام زرمه برخهPashto
- 公克Chinese (Trad.)
- میٹرک نظآم میں وزن کی بنیادی اکائیUrdu
- 克Chinese (Simp.)
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