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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
      {Gram equivalent} (Electrolysis), that quantity of the metal
            which will replace one gram of hydrogen.
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