Meaning of GRAM in English



Pronunciation: ' gram

Function: noun

Etymology: French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek grammat-, gramma letter, writing, a small weight, from graphein to write ― more at CARVE

Date: 1810

1 : a metric unit of mass equal to 1/1000 kilogram and nearly equal to the mass of one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density ― see METRIC SYSTEM table

2 : the weight of a gram under the acceleration of gravity

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