Definition of gram noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡræm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡræm//
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  1. 1   (British English also gramme) (abbreviation g, gm) a unit for measuring weight. There are 1 000 grams in one kilogram.
  2. 2-gram a thing that is written or drawn telegram hologram
  3. Word Originsense 1 late 18th cent.: from French gramme, from late Latin gramma ‘a small weight’, from Greek.sense 2from Greek gramma ‘thing written, letter of the alphabet’, from graphein ‘write’.
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