from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The seventh letter of the modern English alphabet.
  • n. Any of the speech sounds represented by the letter g.
  • n. The seventh in a series.
  • n. Something shaped like the letter G.
  • n. Music The fifth tone in the scale of C major or the seventh tone in the relative minor scale.
  • n. Music A key or scale in which G is the tonic.
  • n. Music A written or printed note representing this tone.
  • n. Music A string, key, or pipe tuned to the pitch of this tone.
  • abbr. acceleration of gravity
  • abbr. gram

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The seventh letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • n. Symbol for the gram, an SI unit of mass.
  • n. Symbol for gravitational acceleration, approximately 9.81 m/s2 or 32 ft/sec2 at the earth's surface. Distinguished from G.
  • n. Alternative form of ɡ (voiced velar stop).
  • n. The seventh letter of the English alphabet, called gee and written in the Latin script.
  • n. The ordinal number seventh, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called gee and written in the Latin script.
  • abbr. A unit of gravitational acceleration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, §§ 231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.
  • G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or model scale; -- called also sol by the Italians and French. It was also originally used as the treble clef, and has gradually changed into the character represented in the margin. See Clef. G♯ (G sharp) is a tone intermediate between G and A.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In music:
  • In chem.:
  • In electricity, a symbol for conductance, the reciprocal of resistance. See conductance.
  • An abbreviation of genitive; of German and Germany; of gram; of gulf; in a log-book, of gloomy weather.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram
  • n. a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30 (1,073,741,824) bytes
  • n. the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100
  • n. the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
  • n. a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9 (1,000,000,000) bytes
  • n. a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
  • n. one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar (ribose)
  • n. (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation


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