Meaning of GRAM in English


I. ˈgram, -aa(ə)m noun

( -s )

Etymology: Portuguese grão (formerly also spelled gram ) grain, seed, chick-pea, from Latin granum grain — more at corn

: any of several leguminous plants grown especially for their seed: as

a. : chick-pea

b. : horse gram

c. : mung bean

II. noun

or gramme “

( -s )

Etymology: French gramme, from Late Latin gramma, a small weight, from Greek, letter, a small weight, from graphein to write — more at carve

1. : a metric unit of mass and weight equal to 1/1000 kilogram and nearly equal to one cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density — see metric system table

2. : the weight of the gram mass under standard gravity

III. noun

( -s )

Etymology: by shortening & alteration

: grandmother

IV. abbreviation

grammar; grammatical

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