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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ According to Politis, 200 grammes of dioxin have not been accounted for.
▪ Escargots lay an average of one hundred eggs a year, giving a total weight of about 3.5 grammes.
▪ Luckily this family all weighed in at over 15 grammes ... and that means enough fat to see them through the winter.
▪ So I sold her ten grammes.
▪ The appellant was found in possession of 1.03 grammes of heroin.
▪ The rest has been on average just over one gramme.
▪ Two further quantities of heroin were found at his home, amounting to 26 grammes.
▪ You are not allowed to bring pets into or 50 cigars; or 250 grammes of loose tobacco.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gram \Gram\, Gramme \Gramme\, n. [F. gramme, from Gr. ? that which is written, a letter, a small weight, fr. ? to write. See Graphic.] 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.

Gram degree, or Gramme degree (Physics), a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade.

Gram equivalent (Electrolysis), that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.


Gramme \Gramme\, n. Same as Gram the weight.


alt. (context British dated English) gram (gloss: unit of mass) n. (context British dated English) gram (gloss: unit of mass)


n. a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram [syn: gram, gm, g]


Usage examples of "gramme".

Give me an airplane and let me fly over London on a windless summer afternoon with no more than a gramme of botulinus toxin to scatter and by evening seven million Londoners would be dead.

Twelve hours after country A releases a few grammes of botulinus over country B it can send its soldiers in without any fear of attack by either the toxin or the defending soldiers.

Until recently it was thought to be zero, but it's now thought to be about 1/120plex units, where a unit is one Planck mass per cubic Planck length, which is a googol grammes per cubic metre.

Not only the diameters, but also the weights, of the French coins are rigidly determined by law, and as the silver five-franc pieces always weigh exactly twenty-five grammes, the united weight of forty of these coins is known to amount to one kilogramme.

No one who had studied his character could be much surprised at the confession that was extorted from him, that for every supposed kilogramme that he had ever sold the true weight was only 750 grammes, or just five and twenty per cent.

And sure enough, following on a gory description of the annihilation of a Eurasian army, with stupendous figures of killed and prisoners, came the announcement that, as from next week, the chocolate ration would be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty.

Actually, as Winston was aware, the chocolate ration was to be reduced from thirty grammes to twenty at the end of the present week.

With the tobacco ration at 100 grammes a week it was seldom possible to fill a pipe to the top.

It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week.

And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grammes a week.

A hundred grammes is a fair whack for a nineteen-year-old kid to be peddling.

Some of these institutes own several grammes of radium, the commercial price of the gramme being now about $70,000, the cost of production depending on the very small proportion of radium in the ore.