Meaning of gram

gram

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

gram

Pronunciation: (gram), [key]
  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 radiataor the urd, V. mungo

Gram

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

-gram

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. 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

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form ofkilogram.

-gram

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form extracted fromused in the formation of compound words that have the general sense “message, bulletin”: culturegram; electiongram; prophecy-gram.

gram.

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. grammar.
  2. grammarian.
  3. grammatical.
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