gram

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gram \Gram\, Gramme \Gramme\ (gr[a^]m), noun [F. gramme, from Gr. gra'mma that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. gra'fein to write. See {Graphic.}] The unit of mass or weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See {Grain}, noun, 4.

{Gram degree}, or {Gramme degree} (Physics), a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade.

{Gram equivalent} (Electrolysis), that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

-gram \-gram\ (-gr[a^]m). [Gr. gra'mma a thing drawn or written, a letter, fr. gra'fein to draw, write. See {Graphic.}] A suffix indicating something drawn or written, a drawing, writing; -- as, monogram, telegram, chronogram.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gram \Gram\ (gr[a^]m), adjective [AS. gram; akin to E. grim. [root]35.] Angry. [Obs.] --Havelok, the Dane.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gram \Gram\, noun [Pg. gr[~a]o grain. See {Grain.}] (Bot.) The East Indian name of the chick-pea ({Cicer arietinum}) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food. Gram

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Mung \Mung\ (m[u^]ng), noun [Hind. m[=u]ng.] (Bot.) Green gram, a kind of legume (pulse) ({Vigna radiata} syn. {Phaseolus aureus}, syn. {Phaseolus Mungo}), grown for food in British India; called also {gram}, {mung bean}, {Chinese mung bean}, and {green-seeded mung bean}. It is an erect, bushy annual producing edible green or yellow seeds, and edible pods and young sprouts. --Balfour (Cyc. of India).

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

gram

noun

1: a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram [syn: {gram}, {gramme}, {gm}, {g}]

2: Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938) [syn: {Gram}, {Hans C. J. Gram}]


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