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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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Amongst us a simpleton, possessed by the demon of hate or cupidity, who has an enemy to destroy, or some near relation to dispose of, goes straight to the grocer's or druggist's, gives a false name, which leads more easily to his detection than his real one, and under the pretext that the rats prevent him from sleeping, purchases five or six grammes of arsenic -- if he is really a cunning fellow, he goes to five or six different druggists or grocers, and thereby becomes only five or six times more easily traced; -- then, when he has acquired his specific, he administers duly to his enemy, or near kinsman, a dose of arsenic which would make a mammoth or mastodon burst, and which, without rhyme or reason, makes his victim utter groans which alarm the entire neighborhood.
5 kilogrammes.He is the second prematurely born baby to weigh 400 grammes at KNH since the inception of the referral facility, according to the hospitals CEO Evans Kamuri.
He pleaded not guilty to possessing 1,016 grammes of the class B drug with intent to supply and the case against him was sent to Mold Crown Court, where he will appear on September 20.
From the Anglo-Saxon Reef main shaft waste dump, meanwhile, quartz vein material assayed 26.3 grammes per tonne and the four samples averaged 8.1 grammes of gold per tonne of ore.
They arrested the suspect and searched his home where police found 1.75kg of cannabis, 210 grammes of cocaine, 2,300 ecstasy tablets and e1/44,845 in cash..
They also found a box in a bag with Chinese tea packets containing crystals, believed to be syabu, weighing 507 grammes.
Fixing the weight and price of naan at 190 grammes a piece for Rs15 was solely a decision of Peshawar DC and would be reviewed by a committee.
'One Joy Monday Adams (Miss), a notorious hard drugs dealer in the state, was arrested with 239 grammes of heroin and has been charged to court.
It supports USB 3.0 and weighs 168 grammes. Colour options include black, blue, white, orange, red, and yellow.
Officers also found 42 grammes of skunk cannabis bringing the drugs to a total value of just over PS8,000.
Going through a rigorous selection process, a new batch of students have come a long way passing through multiple hurdles to get their admission in the medical and pharmacy proA[degrees] grammes at OMC.