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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.
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A unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram.
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The unit of mass in the centimeter-gram-second system of units, equal to 0.001 kilogram. Abbreviated g; gm.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


belonged to Sigmund; broken by Odin. [Norse Lit.: Volsung Saga]
See: Sword
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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
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An extension of BNF used by the SIS compiler generator.

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metric system

A system of weights and measures that uses the gram, meter and liter as its primary units of weight, distance and capacity. The metric system is used all over the world except in the U.S., Liberia and Myanmar (formerly Burma). See space/time.


 gram              .0022      .04
 decagram   (10)   .0220      .35
 hectogram (100)   .2204     3.5
 kilogram (1000)  2.2046    35.3


 1      =  1.06 quarts
 3.8    =  1 gallon

 Meters      Feet

 1 decameter   (10 m)      33
 1 hectometer (100 m)      328
 1 kilometer (1000 m)     3281

 Meters          Inches

 1 meter         39.37
 1 centimeter      .3937
 1 millimeter      .03937
 1 micrometer      .00003937
 1 nanometer       .00000003937
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In total, 84 rock samples were collected from 19 prospects and 47 were mineralised at more than 0.1 grammes of gold per tonne of ore.
The text also contains a more long-term objective: 135 grammes of CO2 per kilometre by 2020.
below six grammes sugar (0 baht per litre), 6-8 grammes (0.10 baht or RM0.013), 8 - and lt; 10 grammes (0.30 baht), 10-14 grammes (0.50 baht), over 14 grammes (1 baht or RM0.13 per litre).
The scheme offers investors a choice to buy bonds worth 2 grammes of gold and up to a maximum of 500 grammes.
From 1 July 2013, new light commercial vehicles - vans and small trucks - registered in the EU will be limited to emissions of 175 grammes of CO2/kilometre.
His bag of drugs was found to contain 15 packages of cocaine weighing a total 7.97 grammes, 11 ecstasy tablets in grip seal bags, five packs of ketamine and just under three-and-a-half grammes of skunk or herbal cannabis.
Similarly, prices of 22-carat touched Dh214 per gramme in the morning session and returned to Dh211.75 a gramme in the evening, the group said adding that the 10-tola bar price rose to record high of Dh26,275 in early trade.
The drug, she said, is valued at pounds 160 per gramme on the street.
K.S., of a Gulf country, who was driving with suspect S.S., was found carrying one gramme of heroin.
Using my in-car scales, I also discovered that for pounds 1.20 you only get 110g of fries - that's 0.9p per gramme (or pounds 9 per kg!).
During the crackdown, police apprehended 10 drug peddlers and two illegal weapons holders besides seizing 44 litre liquor, 170 gramme opium, 130 gramme heroin, two pistols and rounds from their possession.
Eligible students from the Department of Electronics and Communication can also avail the dual degree proA[degrees] gramme with the University of Leeds, England.