milligram
noun Etymology: French milligramme, from milli- + gramme gram Date: 1797 — see metric system table

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  • Milligram — Mil li*gram, Milligramme Mil li*gramme, n. [F. milligramme; milli milli + gramme. See 3d {Gram}.] A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milligram — (n.) also milligramme, 1802, from Fr. milligramme; see MILLI (Cf. milli ) + GRAM (Cf. gram) …   Etymology dictionary

  • milligram — (also milligramme) ► NOUN ▪ one thousandth of a gram …   English terms dictionary

  • milligram — [mil′i gram΄] n. [Fr milligramme] one thousandth of a gram (0.0154 grain): abbrev. mg …   English World dictionary

  • milligram — UK [ˈmɪlɪˌɡræm] / US noun [countable] Word forms milligram : singular milligram plural milligrams a unit for measuring weight in the metric system. There are 1000 milligrams in one gram …   English dictionary

  • milligram — noun a) An SI unit of mass, equivalent to one thousandth of a gram. Symbol: mg b) milligram …   Wiktionary

  • Milligram — A unit of measurement of mass in the metric system equal to a thousandth of a gram. A gram is equal to the mass of one milliliter, one thousandth of a liter, of water at 4 degrees C. The abbreviation for milligram is mg. * * * One thousandth of a …   Medical dictionary

  • milligram — [[t]mɪ̱lɪgræm[/t]] milligrams N COUNT: num N, oft N of n A milligram is a unit of weight that is equal to a thousandth of a gramme. ...0.5 milligrams of mercury. (in BRIT, also use milligramme) …   English dictionary

  • milligram — mil|li|gram sb., met, milligram, mene (fork.: mg) …   Dansk ordbog

  • milligram — miligramas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dalinis masės matavimo vienetas, lygus tūkstantajai gramo daliai, t. y. 1 mg = 10⁻³ g. atitikmenys: angl. milligram vok. Milligramm, n rus. миллиграм, m pranc. milligramme, m …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • milligram — miligramas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. milligram vok. Milligramm, n rus. миллиграмм, m pranc. milligramme, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

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