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(word root) writing
Examples of words with the root -gram: epigram
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gram 1

n. Abbr. g or gm. or gr.
A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth (10-3) of a kilogram. See Table at measurement.

[French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek, something written, small weight; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]

gram 2

1. Any of several legumes, such as the chickpea, bearing seeds used as food.
2. The seeds of such a plant.

[Obsolete Portuguese, from Latin grānum, seed; see gr̥ə-no- in Indo-European roots.]

gram 3

n. Informal
A grandmother.

[Shortening and alteration of gramma or grandmother.]
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(Units) a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds. Symbol: g
[C18: from French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, from Greek: small weight, from graphein to write]


1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) the seed of any of these plants
[C18: from Portuguese gram (modern spelling grão), from Latin grānum grain]


(Sociology) (in India) a village
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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]



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


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]


a combining form of gram 1 : kilogram.


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).


1. grammar.
2. grammatical.
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A unit of mass or weight in the metric system, equal to about 0.04 ounces. See Table at measurement.
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(g) A unit of mass or volume measurement. 1 g = 0.001 kg.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gram - a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
metric weight unit, weight unit - a decimal unit of weight based on the gram
obolus - a Greek unit of weight equal to one tenth of a gram
carat - a unit of weight for precious stones = 200 mg
dag, decagram, dekagram, dkg - 10 grams
2.Gram - Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
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[græm] Ngramo m
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[ˈgræm] ngramme m
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, gramme
nGramm nt
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gramme [græm] ngrammo
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(grӕm) noun
the basic unit of weight in the metric system.
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جرام gram gram Gramm γραμμάριο gramo gramma gramme gram grammo グラム 그램 gram gram gram grama грамм gram น้ำหนักเป็นกรัม gram gam
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n. gramo, unidad de medida métrica equivalente a 15,432 gr. o 0.03527 oz. (averdupois).
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n gramo
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Answers: 2 ingredients in the milk; 5 ingredients in the cheese; 28 grams in a one-ounce serving of the milk; 28 grams in a one-ounce serving of the cheese; 1 fat gram in a one-ounce serving of the milk; 9 fat grams in a one-ounce serving of the cheese.
Be sure to include the calorie and fat gram information on your light version and compare it to the traditional dish.
Meanwhile, dioxin levels in the people's blood fat ranged from 4.8 to 100 picograms per blood fat gram, though the survey said the figures were not correlated with the TDI levels.
Are we a regular driver through the "golden arches" and, therefore, our daily fat gram intake is equal to or greater than our total number of calories burned in one whole day?
Each gram of carbohydrates supplies four calories -- the same protein -- and about half as much fat; one fat gram supplies nine calories.
Despite being reduced fat, the Cadbury's Fudge bar actually has fewer calories and less fat gram for gram than the digestives.
Some of these fats have been tested and found to contribute less than the current nine calories assigned to each fat gram. The FDA is expected to recognize the differences in a more uniform way shortly.
Trim the fat: Cut 54 fat grams and nearly 500 calories by reducing the olive oil to 1/4-cup and replacing it with a 1/4-cup of the chickpea juice.
'It got to a point where I wasn't just counting calories but counting saturated fat grams,' she recounts.
If you're counting calories, fat grams, sugar, or carbs, always read the labels and look at the numbers yourself.
This would make the fat grams much higher in this item than you might think; 10% of 250 is equal to about 3 grams (there are 9 calories in one gram of fat).
Salmon pate Serves 2 4 Checks 3 Fat grams Ingredients ?105g can skinless & boneless pink salmon in brine, drained ?100g extra light cream cheese ?1 tbsp chives, chopped ?1 tsp lemon juice ?Freshly ground black pepper Method 1.