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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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"I could manage the gram well enough," said Sancho; "but for the mar I have neither leaning nor liking, for I don't know what it is; but leaving this matter of the government in God's hands, to send me wherever it may be most to his service, I may tell you, senor bachelor Samson Carrasco, it has pleased me beyond measure that the author of this history should have spoken of me in such a way that what is said of me gives no offence; for, on the faith of a true squire, if he had said anything about me that was at all unbecoming an old Christian, such as I am, the deaf would have heard of it."
There was no obvious questioning, nor figurings, nor dia- grams. There was, apparently, no considered loopholes.
Kohsar police arrested accused William Masih and recovered 200 gram hashish from him.
'It is about P3,500 per gram from P1,200 per gram,' Aquino added.
Peanut butter-A 100 gram serving of peanut butter contains a hefty 25 grams of protein.
In another operation, the ANF Rawalpindi recovered 250 gram heroin from Zameer Hussain resident of Rawalpindi who was arrested at Stadium near Choa Khalsa, Kalar Syedan, Rawalpindi.
Nutritional information per 2 skewers: 70 calories; 5 grams fat (3 grams saturated fat); 4 grams protein; 3 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram fibre SPARKLING RED-WINE COCKTAILS (Serves 8) Mix together 1/3 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon and spread on a small plate.
Deepest sympathy to Paula and Family on the sad loss of Gram. (Some great memories.
Despite recent advances in automated laboratory systems, most microbiology laboratories continue to rely on manual Gram stain methods for testing patient samples.
Instead, reach for Newman's Own 94% Fat Free (no sat fat) or Orville's 94% Fat Free SmartPop (1/2 gram of sat fat).
Healthy Advantage Granola with Raisins: Total fat, 3.5 grams; trans fat, 0 grams; saturated fat, 0.5 grams; polyunsaturated fat, 1 gram; monounsaturated fat, 1.5 grams
This guidance says, by law, food producers can use terms like "100% whole grain" or "10 grams of whole grain" as long as these statements are not false or misleading.