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)
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
Origin: [Pg. gro grain. See Grain.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
gram, n. (Rossetti) misery.—Also Grame. [A.S. grama, anger.]
gram, n. a word used in commerce for chick peas exported from British India. [Anglo-Ind., perh. from Port, grão—L. granum, a grain.]
Gramme, gram, n. the unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 15.432 troy grains. [Fr.,—L.,—Gr. gramma, a letter, a small weight.]
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The numerical value of Gram in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Gram in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
It is such a powerful antioxidant that one gram of it every day has a huge( health) benefit.
The average daily cost of one gram( of algae) is over $ 3 so that’s why we’re charging $ 8, a lot of people will just come and try something new... we’ve had some customers who have come back and had it every day.
The easy stuff's been found now. You look at the industry average, gold grade is a little over one gram per ton, and so the gold reports in minute particles and as a result of that you're having to move much more rock than you used to, to get the same amount of gold.
We are trying to make a link between the high sugar content and the calories and the actual downstream outcomes [of sugary drinks]. You can say that something has 18 or 24 grams of sugar, but most people have no clue what a gram is, [Health warning labels] provide an extra layer of information that people can understand.
If we can get the density of this instrument just right, it will sit neither sinking nor floating. Now that's easy to say but it's actually a considerable challenge to do... They weigh about 100 kilograms and we need to ballast them to approximately better than one gram. So that's a considerable challenge. The way that we do that is by putting them in tanks of water... and adding weights until they're just sinking; at which point we know they have the same density as the water that they're sitting in.
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- جرام, غرامArabic
- gramCatalan, Valencian
- ग्राम, चनाHindi
- GrammLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- gram, грамSerbo-Croatian
- geramoSouthern Sotho
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