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noun [C] (also gramme)
/ɡræm/ ( written abbreviation g, also gr, also gm, also grm) MEASURES
a basic unit of weight in the metric system: The fireworks contain a few grams of gunpowder.a/per gram The firms are paying up to $45,000 per gram to place plants aboard satellites. → See also kilogram
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