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abbr. g, unit of massmass,
in physics, the quantity of matter in a body regardless of its volume or of any forces acting on it. The term should not be confused with weight, which is the measure of the force of gravity (see gravitation) acting on a body.
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 equal to 0.001 kilogramkilogram,
abbr. kg, fundamental unit of mass in the metric system, defined as the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram, a platinum-iridium cylinder kept at Sèvres, France, near Paris.
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, the basic unit of mass in the metric systemmetric system,
system of weights and measures planned in France and adopted there in 1799; it has since been adopted by most of the technologically developed countries of the world.
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. The gram is the unit of mass in the cgs systemcgs system,
system of units of measurement based on the metric system and having the centimeter of length, the gram of mass, and the second of time as its fundamental units. Other cgs units are the dyne of force and the erg of work or energy.
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. It is approximately equal to 0.035 avoirdupois ounce, or 0.0022 pound; a 1-pound mass equals about 453.6 grams.


A unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.


The unit of mass in the centimeter-gram-second system of units, equal to 0.001 kilogram. Abbreviated g; gm.


belonged to Sigmund; broken by Odin. [Norse Lit.: Volsung Saga]
See: Sword


a metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram. It is equivalent to 15.432 grains or 0.002 205 pounds.


1. any of several leguminous plants, such as the beans Phaseolus mungo (black gram or urd) and P. aureus (green gram), whose seeds are used as food in India
2. the seed of any of these plants


An extension of BNF used by the SIS compiler generator.

["SIS - Semantics Implementation System", P.D. Mosses, TR DAIMI MD-30, Aarhus U, Denmark].
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At another residence, a man was found in possession of 6,800 cigarettes and 6,750 grammes of tobacco for which the tax, amounting to e1/42,610 in total, had not been paid.
23 grammes of cocaine,after he was arrested trying to get into a Colwyn Bay public house.
He added that Quinn, who had a number of previous convictions but only one for possessing drugs as long ago as 1984, said the dealer had given him the 28 gramme piece of cannabis in return for looking after the larger amount.
Twenty-seven grammes of cannabis, a cannabis cigarette and a precision scale were discovered in the house where an 18-year-old lives.
Police officers searched the car which was driven by a 51-year old and found 500 grammes of methamphetamine.
Drug squad officers searched the man's house after a tip off and found a half-finished joint containing tobacco mixed with cannabis, 56 grammes of cannabis, a precision scale, and e1/44,250.
Hospital staff treated him for removal of 75 bags which contained 800 grammes in total of cocaine.
A search of the man's yard revealed a buried plastic box containing a further 170 grammes of the substance.
Police said the man was found outside the house smoking a joint containing half a gramme of cannabis.
In subsequent searches of the suspects' homes investigations, officers found what they said was a joint, in the house of the 18-year-old and 25 grammes of cannabis in the house of the 21-year-old moped driver.
Toujours dans le cadre de cette operation, les unites de la Garde Nationale ont saisi 62 voitures et camions recherches, 15 fusils de chasse, 17 cartouches de differents calibres, 3 kg et 458 grammes de resine de cannabis (Zatla) et 0.
n Nuts and seeds (four-ten grammes per one ounce serving): Walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, pistachios, sunflower seeds, almond butter, hemp, chia and flax seeds.