Definition of hectogram in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhektəˌɡram/
(British also hectogramme , abbreviation hg)


A metric unit of mass equal to one hundred grams.
Example sentences
  • The essential proportion is given by three hectograms of calcite for one kilo of earth.
  • According to their weight you add the same quantity of flour and sugar: for instance if they weight three hectograms then you should add three hectograms of flour and sugar.
  • The amount of protein present is also significant: 20g per hectogram, making them a favourite basis of a vegetarian diet.

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Syllabification: hec·to·gram

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