Pronunciation: (gram),[key] —n. a metric unit of mass or weight equal to 15.432 grains; one thousandth of a kilogram. Abbr.: g Also,esp. Brit.,gramme.
Pronunciation: (gram),[key] —n. 1. (in the East Indies) the chickpea used as a food for people and cattle.
2. any of several other beans, as the mung bean, Vigna radiata(green gram or golden gram), or the urd, V. mungo(black gram).
Pronunciation: (gräm),[key] —n. (in the Volsunga Saga) the sword of Sigmund, broken by Odin, repaired by Regin, and used again by Sigurd in killing Fafnir. Cf. Balmung.
a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant “something written,” “drawing” (epigram; diagram); on this model, used in the formation of compound words (oscillogram). Cf. -graph.
a combining form of gram1:kilogram.
a combining form extracted from telegram, used in the formation of compound words that have the general sense “message, bulletin”: culturegram; electiongram; prophecy-gram.