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dram1 / dram/ • n. 1. a small drink of whiskey or other spirits (often used in humorous imitation of Scottish speech): a wee dram to ward off the winter chill. 2. another term for drachm (sense 1). dram2 • n. the basic monetary unit of Armenia, equal to 100 luma.

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DRAM / ˈdēˌram/ • n. Electr. a memory chip that depends upon an applied voltage to keep the stored data.

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DRAM Abbrev. for dynamic RAM. See dynamic memory, RAM.

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dram †drachm, drachma XV; ⅓ fluid ounce, (hence) small draught of spirit, etc. XVI. — OF. drame or medL. drama, var. of DRACHMA.

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Dram

a minute quantity; a small draught of cordial or liqueur.

Examples: dram of constancy, 1566; of gin; of learning, 1709; of mercy, 1646; of poison, 1592; of saffron, 1741; of well-doing.