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1. Abbr. dr.
a. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
b. A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
a. A small draft: took a dram of brandy.
b. A small amount; a bit: not a dram of compassion.
[Middle English dragme, a drachma, a unit of weight, from Old French, from Late Latin dragma, from Latin drachma; see drachma.]
n. pl. dram
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[Armenian, ultimately from Greek drakhmē; see drachma.]
1. (Units) one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram
2. (Units) Also called: drachm or drachma US one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram
3. (Units) a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot
4. (Currencies) the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas
[C15: from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Greek drakhmē; see drachma]
n acronym for
(Computer Science) dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memory. See RAM1
(Computer Science) a chip containing such memory
a. a unit of apothecaries' weight, equal to 60 grains, or ? of an ounce (3.89 grams).
2. fluid dram.
3. a small drink of liquor.
4. a small amount of anything.
[1400–50; dramme, variant of dragme < Old French < Late Latin dragma, Latin drachma drachma]
Drama minute quantity; a small draught of cordial or liqueur.
Examples: dram of constancy, 1566; of gin; of learning, 1709; of mercy, 1646; of poison, 1592; of saffron, 1741; of well-doing.
(dr) A unit of mass equal to 1⁄16 oz.
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|Noun||1.||dram - a unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains|
apothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weight - any weight unit used in pharmacy; an ounce is equal to 480 grains and a pound is equal to 12 ounces
scruple - a unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
|2.||dram - 1/16 ounce or 1.771 grams|
avoirdupois unit - any of the units of the avoirdupois system of weights
grain - 1/7000 pound; equals a troy grain or 64.799 milligrams
|3.||dram - the basic unit of money in Armenia|
Armenian monetary unit - monetary unit in Armenia