Gram (metric)

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A Gram is a unit of measurement of weight.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

A gram is a frequently used unit of measurement of weight.

  • The standard abbreviation is g.

MKS and CGS Units[edit]

The MKS system of units is a physical system of measurement based on the meter as the unit of length, the kilogram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time. Smaller scale measurements may utilize the CGS system, based on the centimeter as the unit of length, the gram as the unit of mass, and the second as the unit of time. The system has broad applications within science, engineering and commerce.

Term Usage Example[edit]

An individual dose of a medical drug such as a painkiller or an Anagathic typically weighs a gram.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

The Gram was first defined as a unit of weight on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation. Technologists found the Gram useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.[1]

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References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak