Gram, n. [Pg. gr?o grain. See Grain.] (Bot.) The East Indian name of the chick-pea (Cicer arietinum) and its seeds; also, other similar seeds there used for food.
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.
(Physics), a unit of heat, being the amount of heat necessary to raise the temperature of one gram of pure water one degree centigrade. --
(Electrolysis), that quantity of the metal which will replace one gram of hydrogen.
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