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gray

the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 rads.

Gray

1. Simon (James Holiday). born 1936, British writer: his plays include Butley (1971), The Common Pursuit (1988), Life Support (1997), and Japes (2001)
2. Thomas. 1716--71, English poet, best known for his Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751)
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gray

[grā]
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The International System unit of absorbed dose, equal to the energy imparted by ionizing radiation to a mass of matter corresponding to 1 joule per kilogram. Symbolized Gy.
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gray

color of the uniform of the Confederate soldier. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 566]
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Gray

A parser generator written in Forth by Martin Anton Ertl <anton@mips.complang.tuwien.ac.at>. Gray takes grammars in an extended BNF and produces executable Forth code for recursive descent parsers. There is no special support for error handling. Version 3 runs under Tile Forth Release 2 by Mikael Patel.
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gray

A unit of measurement of absorbed radiation. Part of the SI system of measurement, one gray (Gy) is equal to one joule per kilogram. The gray is 100 times greater than the "rad," which was the unit of measurement it replaced. See joule, SI units and radiation hardened.
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The most plausible and persistent of all the various inventors who snatched at Bell's laurels, was Elisha Gray. He refused to abide by the adverse decision of the court.
Gray was a professional inventor, a highly competent man who had begun his career as a blacksmith's apprentice, and risen to be a professor of Oberlin.
I turned half-way round and saw Dorian Gray for the first time.
Gray?' Neither of us could help laughing, and we became friends at once."
I am tired to-night,--very tired with new things, Gray Brother,--but bring me the news always."
Men will not make thee forget?" said Gray Brother anxiously.
Julian Gray! I was behind the billiard-room door--I saw you coax Mr.
The better nature which Julian Gray had brought to life sank, poisoned by the vile venom of a womanly spiteful tongue.
As he drew near the advancing soldiers, and as the roll of their drum came full upon his ears, the old man raised himself to a loftier mien, while the decrepitude of age seemed to fall from his shoulders, leaving him in gray but unbroken dignity.
That stately form, combining the leader and the saint, so gray, so dimly seen, in such an ancient garb, could only belong to some old champion of the righteous cause, whom the oppressor's drum had summoned from his grave.
Trelawney, you are the best shot--you and Gray will take this long north side, with the five loopholes; it's there the danger is.
We went over fields, crossed by spidery trails of gray fences, where the withered grasses stuck forlornly up through the snow; we lingered for a time in a group of hill pines, great, majestic tree-creatures, friends of evening stars; and finally struck into the belt of fir and maple which intervened between Carlisle and Baywater.