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-gram 1

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In nouns denoting something written or recorded (especially in a certain way): cryptogram heliogram

Origin

From Greek gramma 'thing written, letter of the alphabet', from graphein 'write'.

Derivatives

-grammatic

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Pronunciation: /ɡrəˈmatɪk/
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-gram 2

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In nouns denoting a person paid to deliver a novelty greeting or message as a humorous surprise for the recipient: kissogram

Origin

On the pattern of telegram.

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