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g in gram1 British & World English

A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

g in G1 British & World English

The seventh letter of the alphabet

G1 British & World English

The seventh letter of the alphabet

Gibbs free energy British & World English

A thermodynamic quantity equal to the enthalpy (of a system or process) minus the product of the entropy and the absolute temperature

G in Gibbs free energy British & World English

A thermodynamic quantity equal to the enthalpy (of a system or process) minus the product of the entropy and the absolute temperature

gram British & World English

A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

gauss British & World English

A unit of magnetic induction, equal to one ten-thousandth of a tesla

G in gauss British & World English

A unit of magnetic induction, equal to one ten-thousandth of a tesla

gravitational constant British & World English

The constant in Newton’s law of gravitation relating gravity to the masses and separation of particles, equal to 6.67 × 10−11 N m2 kg−2

G in gravitational constant British & World English

The constant in Newton’s law of gravitation relating gravity to the masses and separation of particles, equal to 6.67 × 10−11 N m2 kg−2

G-man British & World English

An FBI agent

anti-g British & World English

Short for antigravity.

G-ride British & World English

A stolen car

G spot British & World English

A sensitive area of the anterior wall of the vagina believed by some to be highly erogenous and capable of ejaculation

G-suit British & World English

A garment with pressurized pouches that are inflatable with air or fluid, worn by fighter pilots and astronauts to enable them to withstand high gravitational forces

G and T British & World English

A drink of gin and tonic

G-string British & World English

A garment consisting of a narrow strip of cloth attached to a waistband that covers only the genital area, worn as underwear or by striptease performers

Wells, H. G. British & World English

(1866–1946), English novelist; full name Herbert George Wells. He wrote some of the earliest science fiction novels, such as The War of the Worlds (1898), which combined political satire with warnings about the powers of science

Grace, W. G. British & World English

(1848–1915), English cricketer; full name William Gilbert Grace. In a first-class career that lasted until 1908, he made 126 centuries, scored 54,896 runs, and took 2,864 wickets. He twice captained England in Test matches against Australia (1880 and 1882)

Moore, G. E. British & World English

(1873–1958), English moral philosopher and member of the Bloomsbury Group; full name George Edward Moore. Notable works: Principia Ethica (1903)

Ballard, J. G. British & World English

(1930–2009), British novelist and short-story writer; full name James Graham Ballard. He is known for dystopian science fiction such as his first novel, The Drowned World (1962), and Crash (1973)

Farrell, J. G. British & World English

(1935–79), English novelist; full name James Gordon Farrell. Notable works: The Siege of Krishnapur (1973) and The Singapore Grip (1978)

Chesterton, G. K. British & World English

(1874–1936), English essayist, novelist, and critic; full name Gilbert Keith Chesterton. His novels include The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) and a series of detective stories featuring Father Brown, a priest with a talent for crime detection

G's in G1 British & World English

The seventh letter of the alphabet

G & T in G and T British & World English

A drink of gin and tonic

Robinson, Edward G. British & World English

(1893–1972), Romanian-born American actor; born Emanuel Goldenberg. He appeared in a number of gangster films in the 1930s, starting with Little Caesar (1930)

MacDiarmid, Alan G. British & World English

(B.1927), New Zealand chemist, naturalized as an American citizen. He is noted for his work on the discovery and development of conductive polymers, for which with Alan J. Heeger (b.1936) and Hideki Shirakawa (b.1936) he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (2000)

Beauregard, P. G. T. British & World English

(1818–93), Confederate army officer; full name Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. He served as superintendent of the US Military Academy at West Point, but resigned in 1861 to join the Confederacy. He commanded the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, which officially began the Civil War

Wodehouse, Sir P. G. British & World English

(1881–1975), English writer; full name Pelham Grenville Wodehouse. His best-known works are humorous stories of the upper-class world of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, the first of which appeared in 1917

zero gravity British & World English

The state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on a body, either because the force is locally weak, or because both the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force

zero G in zero gravity British & World English

The state or condition in which there is no apparent force of gravity acting on a body, either because the force is locally weak, or because both the body and its surroundings are freely and equally accelerating under the force

2G British & World English

A digital mobile communications standard allowing for voice calls and limited data transmission

4G British & World English

A mobile communications standard intended to replace 3G, allowing wireless Internet access at a much higher speed

G7 British & World English

Group of Seven

G8 British & World English

Group of Eight

3G British & World English

A mobile communications standard that allows mobile phones, computers, and other portable electronic devices to access the Internet wirelessly

G. nigra in giant tortoise British & World English

A very large tortoise with a long lifespan, occurring on several tropical oceanic islands

G. grus in crane2 British & World English

A tall, long-legged, long-necked bird, typically with white or grey plumage and often with tail plumes and patches of bare red skin on the head. Cranes are noted for their elaborate courtship dances

G. immer in diver British & World English

A large diving waterbird of northern latitudes, with a sleek black or grey head, a straight pointed bill, and short legs set far back under the body

G. melas in pilot whale British & World English

A toothed whale that has black skin with a grey anchor-shaped marking on the chin, a low dorsal fin, and a square bulbous head

Shaw, George Bernard British & World English

(1856–1950), Irish dramatist and writer. His best-known plays combine comedy with a questioning of conventional morality and thought; they include Man and Superman (1903), Pygmalion (1913), and St Joan (1923). A socialist, he became an active member of the Fabian Society. Nobel Prize for Literature (1925)

G. rivale in avens British & World English

A plant of the rose family, typically having serrated, divided leaves and seeds bearing small hooks

G. dorcas in ariel British & World English

A gazelle found in the Middle East and North Africa

G. gallus in junglefowl British & World English

A southern Asian game bird related to the domestic fowl, typically frequenting forested country

G. flavum in horned poppy British & World English

A Eurasian poppy with greyish-green lobed leaves, large flowers, and a long curved seed capsule

G. glabra in liquorice British & World English

The widely distributed plant of the pea family from which liquorice is obtained

G. fulvus in griffon British & World English

A large Old World vulture with predominantly pale brown plumage


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