Gram degree
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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gram equivalent — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • degree — [di grē′] n. [ME degre < OFr degré, degree, step, rank < VL * degradus < degradare: see DEGRADE] 1. any of the successive steps or stages in a process or series 2. a step in the direct line of descent [a cousin in the second degree] 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • degree — degreed, adj. degreeless, adj. /di gree /, n. 1. any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale. 2. a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her… …   Universalium

  • gram calorie — noun unit of heat defined as the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water by 1 degree centigrade at atmospheric pressure • Syn: ↑calorie, ↑small calorie • Derivationally related forms: ↑caloric (for: ↑calorie) • …   Useful english dictionary

  • degree — de•gree [[t]dɪˈgri[/t]] n. 1) any of a series of steps or stages, as in a process or course of action; a point in any scale 2) cvb a stage or point in or as if in progression or retrogression: We followed the degrees of her recovery with joy[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • gram-calorie — noun The amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a gram of water by a degree centigrade: Syn: calorie, small calorie …   Wiktionary

  • gram calorie — small calorie, amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of one gram of water by one degree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gramme degree — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • N-gram — An n gram is a sub sequence of n items from a given sequence. n grams are used in various areas of statistical natural language processing and genetic sequence analysis. The items in question can be phonemes, syllables, letters, words or base… …   Wikipedia

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