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-gram

suff.
Something written or drawn; a record: cardiogram.

[Greek -gramma, from gramma, letter; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

-gram

n combining form
indicating a drawing or something written or recorded: hexagram; telegram.
[from Latin -gramma, from Greek, from gramma letter and grammē line]

gram1

(græm)

n.
a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; 1/1000 of a kilogram. Abbr.: g, gr, gr. Also, esp. Brit., gramme.
[1790–1800; < French gramme < Late Latin gramma a small weight < Greek grámma something drawn, a small weight]

gram2

(græm)

n.
any of several beans, as the chickpea or mung bean, used as food.
[1695–1705; < Portuguese grão < Latin grānum grain]

-gram1

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a combining form meaning “something written, drawn, or plotted” ( diagram; epigram); “a written or drawn symbol or sequence of symbols” (ideogram; pentagram); “a message” (telegram); “an image or graphic record made by an instrument or as part of a diagnostic procedure” ( electrocardiogram).Compare -graph.
[< Greek -gramma, comb. form of grámma something written or drawn]

-gram2

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a combining form of gram 1 : kilogram.

-gram3

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a combining form extracted from telegram, used in the titles of newsletters, direct-mail solicitations, etc. (culturegram; electiongram) or the names, sometimes humorous, of personally delivered messages or gifts ( candygram; strippergram).

gram.

1. grammar.
2. grammatical.