Gram Words: grammar to nephrogram
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Words that include: gram-, -gram-, -grammatic,
-grammatical, -grammatically, -gramme, -grammic
(Greek: write, that which is written, a letter, a written record).
1. The study of a language that deals with its inflexional forms or other means of indicating the relations of words in the sentence, and with the rules for employing these in accordance with established usage; usually including also the department that deals with the phonetic system of the language and the principles of its representation in writing. Often preceded by an adjective designating the language referred to, as in Latin, English, French grammar.
2. An individuals manner of using grammatical forms; speech or writing judged as good or bad according to its conformity to or violations of the grammatical rules of a language; also speech or writing that is correct according to those rules.
3. The phenomena that form the subject-matter of grammar; the system of inflexions and syntactical usages characteristic of a language.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
One versed in the knowledge of grammar, or of language generally; a philologist; often also signifying a writer about, or teacher of grammar.
A shorthand word that is represented by a single symbol or character. Examples of grammalogues include: &, #, ©, ®, ¶, and @. Although & is called an ampersand
(meaning and), there is also a new symbol that stands for questpersand
which is pronounced as a question, and?:
A strong adherence to the forms of words.
The worship of letters; a rigid adherence to the letter of the Scripture.
A specialist who studies writing systems.
The study of writing systems.
An enthusiast for the gramophone and gramophone records.
An instrument for the reproduction of recorded sound, similar in principle to the phonograph but using, instead of a drum, a flat disc containing a spiral groove; a stylus is allowed to rest in the groove as the disc is rotated on a turntable, and the vibrations communicated to the stylus by the iregularities in the groove are transformed into sound vibrations. In the U.S., phonograph is the generic name for such an instrument.
In its modern form, with an electric motor, electronic amplification, and one or more loud-speakers, it is now more commonly termed a record-player.
Criticized by some as an incorrect formation, gramophone was coined by the inventor Emile Berliner in 1887. His talking machine recorded the sonic vibrations on discs instead of the "Edisonian cylinders".
One hundred grams, the equivalent of 1543.7 grains.
A complete detailed record of the findings in a thorough examination of the blood, especially with reference to the numbers, proportions, and morphologic features of the formed elements.
The record produced by a hemotachrometer.
A figure formed by two intersecting equilateral triangles, each side of the one being parallel to a side of the other, and the six angular points coinciding with those of a hexagon.
A sacred symbol or character; a hieroglyph (literally and figuratively).
1. A three-dimensional image produced by wavefront reconstruction and recorded on a photographic plate.
2. A pattern produced when light (or other radiation) reflected, diffracted, or transmitted by an object placed in a coherent beam is allowed to interfere with an undiffracted background or reference beam related in phase to the first (or identical with it); a photographic plate or film containing such a pattern.
1. An x-ray examination of the uterus, usually using a contrast medium.
2. A recording of the strength of uterine contractions.
The imprint of the soles of the feet, taken standing.
1. A symbol used in some writing systems, e.g., those of Japan and China, that directly but abstractly represents the thing or concept itself rather than the word for it.
2. A symbol or graphic character; such as, @ or &, and Arabic numerals: 1, 2, 3, etc.
Words without repeated letters.
One type of graphic recording of the vibrations of the chest wall produced by cardiac activity.
A composition from which the writer rejects all words that contain a certain letter or letters.
He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I ever met.
1. A sign or character representing a word.
2. A symbol or character used, alone or in combination, as the graphic representation of a whole word as a single letter (¢, $, £, ¥, ®).
3. A symbol, as found on road-signs, advertising, etc., designed to represent in simple graphic form an object, concept, or attitude.
A record of a mammograph which is the technique or procedure for diagnosing and locating abnormalities of the breasts by means of X-rays; an examination by this technique.
One-millionth of a gram.
One-thousandth of a gram.
Two or more letters, as initials, formed into a design to be placed on clothing, notepaper, etc., or as a crest.
Radiographic examination of the kidney after an intravenous injection of a water-soluble iodinated contrast material; also, the diffuse opacification of the renal parenchyma following such injection, an indication of renal blood flow and glomerular filtration. A persistent nephrogram indicates obstruction of kidney drainage.