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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gram  \Gram\,  Gramme  \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. 
 
  {Gram  degree},  or  {Gramme  degree}  (Physics),  a  unit  of  heat, 
  being  the  amount  of  heat  necessary  to  raise  the 
  temperature  of  one  gram  of  pure  water  one  degree 
  centigrade. 
 
  {Gram  equivalent}  (Electrolysis),  that  quantity  of  the  metal 
  which  will  replace  one  gram  of  hydrogen. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gramme  \Gramme\,  n. 
  Same  as  Gram  the  weight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gramme 
  n  :  a  metric  unit  of  weight  equal  to  one  thousandth  of  a 
  kilogram  [syn:  {gram},  {gm},  {g}] 




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