Gram



[gram] /græm/

noun
1.
a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram.
Abbreviation: g.
[gram] /græm/
noun
1.
(in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle.
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any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata (green gram or golden gram) or the urd, V. mungo (black gram)
[grahm] /grɑm/
noun
1.
(in the Volsunga Saga) the sword of Sigmund, broken by Odin, repaired by Regin, and used again by Sigurd in killing Fafnir.
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a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “something written,” “drawing” (epigram; diagram); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (oscillogram).
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a combining form of 1 :
kilogram.
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a combining form extracted from telegram, used in the formation of compound words that have the general sense “message, bulletin”:
culturegram; electiongram; prophecy-gram.
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/ɡræm/
noun
1.
a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds g
/ɡræm/
noun
1.
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
2.
the seed of any of these plants
/ɡrɑːm/
noun
1.
(in India) a village
abbreviation
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grammar
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grammatical
combining form
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indicating a drawing or something written or recorded: hexagram, telegram
n.

metric unit of weight,” 1797, from French gramme (18c.), from Late Latin gramma “small weight,” from Greek gramma “small weight,” originally “letter of the alphabet,” from stem of graphein “to draw, write” (see -graphy). Adopted into English about two years before it was established in France as a unit in the metric system by law of 19 frimaire, year VIII (1799).

suffix from telegram (1852), first abstracted 1979 (in Gorillagram, a proprietary name in U.S.), and put to wide use in forming new words, such as stripagram (1981). The construction violates Greek grammar, as an adverb could not properly form part of a compound noun.

gram (grām)
n.
Abbr. g, gm., gr.
A metric unit of mass equal to 15.432 grains, one thousandth (10-3) of a kilogram, or 0.035 ounce.

Gram (grām, gräm), Hans Christian Joachim. 1853-1938.

Danish physician who developed (1884) Gram’s stain as a method of distinguishing types of bacteria.

-gram suff.
Something written or drawn; a record: cardiogram.
gram
(grām)
A unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 0.001 kilogram or 0.035 ounce. See Table at measurement.
Gram
(gräm, grām)
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.

The basic unit of measurement for mass in the metric system; one cubic centimeter of water has a mass of approximately one gram.

An extension of BNF used by the SIS compiler generator.
[“SIS – Semantics Implementation System”, P.D. Mosses, TR DAIMI MD-30, Aarhus U, Denmark].
(1995-01-23)
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