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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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That's two grammes LESS than the track spikes American sprint ace Maurice Green wore to win the 100 metres gold in the Sydney Olympics.
When Quinn weighed out, he was 300 grammes over his published weight but 200 grammes under after weighing in.
Sixty percent of roasted coffee is sold in packages of 250 grammes, and recently also in packages of 1/8 kg, 40 percent in packages of 500 grammes and 1 kg-tending to small packages because of the growing number of single or mini households and because of the consumer's desire of freshness.
5 grammes per serving of plant sterols, consumed with meals or snacks for a daily total intake of two gramme as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
Under the MoU, signed by Maryam al Zadjali, chairperson of Dar al Atta'a, and Ali al Lawati, chairman Al Habib & Co, the real estate service company will provide financial support for the two proA[degrees] grammes for three consecutive years starting 2015.
Uruguayans will be able to grow up to six plants of marijuana each and possess as much as 480 grammes for personal use.
Mold Crown Court heard yesterday the mature plants had the potential to produce 610 grammes of potent skunk cannabis with an estimated street value of PS4,350.
Chaque jour, des gens viennent pour me vendre environ 10 ou 20 grammes d'or.
Nutritional information per serving: 632 calories; 23 grammes fat (6 grammes saturated fat); 62 grammes protein; 43 grammes carbohydrates; 11 grammes fibre TUESDAY Spicy shrimp-and-broccoli stir-fry (Serves 4) Active time 20 minutes.
GOLD prices skyrocketed to an all- time high of ` 31,400 per 10 grammes here on Monday as the seasonal demand rose in the domestic market and global cues turned positive.
This was a heaviest single fish competition and the winner with one cod of 4110 grammes (or 9lb) was Cumbrian anger Jed Stevens, who took his fish on Roker pier.
Fencing slats had been removed for access and police found a pair of wire cutters and three rolls of carpet and when searched he had three grammes of amphetamine on him.