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gram



Pronunciation: (gram), [key]
n.
a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbr.: g Also, esp. Brit.,gramme.

gram



Pronunciation: (gram), [key]
n.
1. (in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle.
2. any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata (green gram or golden gram), or the urd, V. mungo (black gram).

Gram



Pronunciation: (gräm), [key]
n.
(in the Volsunga Saga) the sword of Sigmund, broken by Odin, repaired by Regin, and used again by Sigurd in killing Fafnir. Cf. Balmung.

-gram




a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “something written,” “drawing” (epigram; diagram); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (oscillogram). Cf. -graph.

-gram




a combining form of gram 1 : kilogram.

-gram




a combining form extracted from telegram, used in the formation of compound words that have the general sense “message, bulletin”: culturegram; electiongram; prophecy-gram.

gram.




1. grammar.
2. grammarian.
3. grammatical.

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