gram

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Gram Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)
    • n gram a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: U.S. bills are 2.61 inches wide, 6.14 inches long, and are .0043 inches thick and weigh 1 gram
    • a Gram Angry.
    • n Gram The unit of weight in the metric system. It was intended to be exactly, and is very nearly, equivalent to the weight in a vacuum of one cubic centimeter of pure water at its maximum density. It is equal to 15.432 grains. See Grain n., 4.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In one gram of soil, about ten million bacteria live in it
    • gram Angry; fierce.
    • n gram Anger; scorn; bitterness; repugnance.
    • gram To vex; make angry or sorry.
    • gram To grieve; be sorry.
    • n gram In the metric system, a unit of mass. It is defined as the thousandth part of the mass of a certain piece of platinum preserved at Paris and called the Kilogramme des Archives. The intention was that the mass of a cubic centimeter of water at its maximum density should be one gram, and this is very nearly true. A gram is equal to 15.432 + troy grains. Abbreviation (by an international convention) gr.
    • gram In the East Indies, the chick-pea, Cicer arietinum, there used extensively as fodder for horses and cattle, and also in cakes, curries, etc.
    • gram An abbreviation of grammar.
    • gram A terminal element in nouns of Greek origin, denoting ‘that which is written or marked,’ as in diagram, epigram, program, monogram, telegram, etc. Formerly and in programme still often written -gramme, after the French form. In the metric terms decagram, hectogram, etc., it is merely the word gram in composition.
    • n gram In kinematics, the curve described by a point of a link-motion.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: May babies are on average 200 grams heavier than babies born in other months
    • n Gram gram (Rossetti) misery
    • Gram Also Grame
    • n Gram gram a word used in commerce for chick peas exported from British India.
    • n Gram gram the unit of mass in the metric system, equal to 15.432 troy grains.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. gramme, from Gr. ? that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. ? to write. See Graphic.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. gramma, a letter, a small weight.

Usage

In literature:

On the melting of 500 gram.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Wheat and gram are the great crops.
"The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir" by Sir James McCrone Douie
The time has come, mother, when thou must put into my hands the broken pieces of Gram, the sword of Sigmund and the Volsungs.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
A kilogram transported thither would only weigh 174 grams.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
She was concentrating on a series of pith balls the size of peas that weighed from a tenth of a gram up.
"The Right Time" by Walter Bupp
Another gram of pressure and the guns would fire.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
No one could possibly steal enough ore to do any good, because it takes many tons to produce even a gram of uranium.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
Weight in grams of the Tamaulipan specimens, respectively: 24, 21, 24.
"North American Yellow Bats, 'Dasypterus,' And a List of the Named Kinds Of the Genus Lasiurus Gray" by E. Raymond Hall
Young individuals are stained by Gram's method; older individuals are, however, Gram negative.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
It didn't move or otherwise displace a gram of dirt or rock.
"Student Body" by Floyd L. Wallace
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In poetry:

"Gram-ercy for nothing," the tanner replied,
"Thou payest no fare of mine:
I trow I've more nobles in my purse,
Than thou hast pence in thine."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
"Gram-ercy, my liege," the tanner replied
"For the favour thou hast me shown;
If ever thou comest to merry Tam-worth,
Neat's leather shall clout thy shoon."
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley

In news:

Everyone's heard of the carbon footprint of different energy sources, the largest footprint belonging to coal because every kWhr of energy produced emits about 900 grams of CO2.
More than 1,200 grams of cocaine and marijuana were seized during a search that lead to the suspected kingpin Alex Cori Tribue.
Marcy, NY (WIBX) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants to lower penalties for those caught with 25 grams or less of marijuana.
Two macaroons are 130 calories and have seven grams of fat and 10 miligrams of sodium — and they are delicious (to some).
Novel Approach Produces Gram-Per-Liter Expression Levels of Biologically Active Proteins.
The top ones also keep the saturated fat to 1 and a half grams and no more than 50 calories per tablespoon.
Gram-negative mastitis can be a real threat to your herd's productivity.
Gram-negative mastitis : There's a treatment for that.
10,080 grams of fat and 190,400 calories before they even add the bacon, candy, chocolate sauce and pastries.
A Linda man was arrested early Saturday after deputies found more than 37 grams of methamphetamine packed in baggies, a syringe and a small amount of heroin inside his vehicle, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said.
She also had a small pouch with about 26 grams of meth in three baggies, as well as a pipe, scale, and more small baggies.
Gram's molasses cookies keep memories alive.
The Valley County K9 indicated the presence of the odor of narcotics and a probable cause search uncovered 1 1/4 pounds of Marijuana as well as 2 grams of Methamphetamine.
Nitro-Bid, Savage Labs 1 gram, box of 48 unit-dose foil packs (NDC 00281-0326-08).
Nathan Chronister gives a demonstration of his small, 3.5 gram hovering ornithopter .
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In science:

As discussed in Section 4, each job management request other than job startup is currently authorized by GRAM so that only the user that started a job is allowed to manage it.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
The insertion of callout points into JM required defining a GRAM authorization callout type, (i.e., an abstract callout type), the exact arguments passed to the callout, and a set of errors the callout may return.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Our implementation currently expresses policy in terms of the same resource specification language (RSL) that GRAM uses to describe jobs.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Our work could be integrated with Legion in a similar manner as we described here, through the reimplementation of ob ject creation routines (Legion’s equivalent of GRAM) and the MayI method.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
Although it also uses access control lists to manage its policy, it does not provide the per-job interface of GRAM and Legion.
Fine-Grained Authorization for Job Execution in the Grid: Design and Implementation
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