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gram, abbr. g, unit of mass equal to 0.001 kilogram, the basic unit of mass in the metric system. The gram is the unit of mass in the cgs system. It is approximately equal to 0.035 avoirdupois ounce, or 0.0022 pound; a 1-pound mass equals about 453.6 grams.

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gram1 / gram/ (Brit. also gramme) (abbr.: g) • n. a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. gram2 • n. chickpeas or other legumes used as food. gram3 • n. short for grandma.

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gram Symbol g. One thousandth of a kilogram. The gram is the fundamental unit of mass in c.g.s. units and was formerly used in such units as the gram-atom, gram-molecule, and gram-equivalent, which have now been replaced by the mole.

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In medieval legend, a magic sword thrust into a tree by Odin and pulled out by Sigmund. It bestowed upon its possessor exceptional powers and performed many miracles. The story is told in The Lay of the Volsungs.

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gram1 chick- pea. XVIII. — Pg. †gram, grāo :- L. grānum GRAIN.

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gram (gram) n. a unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. Symbol: g.

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gram2 var. of GRAMME.

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