|to spend time idly; loaf.|
|chat, to converse|
|1.||one sixteenth of an ounce (avoirdupois). 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0018 kilogram|
|2.||(US) drachm, Also called: drachma one eighth of an apothecaries' ounce; 60 grains. 1 dram is equivalent to 0.0039 kilogram|
|3.||a small amount of an alcoholic drink, esp a spirit; tot|
|4.||the standard monetary unit of Armenia, divided into 100 lumas|
|[C15: from Old French dragme, from Late Latin dragma, from Greek drakhmē; see |
|DRAM or D-RAM (ˈdiːræm)|
|—n acronym for|
|1.||See RAM dynamic random access memory: a widely used type of random access memory|
|2.||a chip containing such a memory|
|D-RAM or D-RAM|
|—n acronym for|
A unit of weight in the U.S. Customary System equal to 1/16 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams). Also called drachm.
A unit of apothecary weight equal to 1/8 of an ounce or 60 grains (3.89 grams).
dynamic random access memory
The Authorized Version understood the word 'adarkonim (1 Chr. 29:7; Ezra 8:27), and the similar word darkomnim (Ezra 2:69; Neh. 7:70), as equivalent to the Greek silver coin the drachma. But the Revised Version rightly regards it as the Greek dareikos, a Persian gold coin (the daric) of the value of about 1 pound, 2s., which was first struck by Darius, the son of Hystaspes, and was current in Western Asia long after the fall of the Persian empire. (See DARIC.)
unit of weight in the apothecaries' and avoirdupois systems. An apothecaries' dram contains 3 scruples (3.888 grams) of 20 grains each and is equal to one-eighth apothecaries' ounce of 480 grains. The avoirdupois dram contains 27.344 grains (1.772 grams) and is equal to one-sixteenth avoirdupois ounce of 437 12 grains. The term also refers to the fluid dram, a measure of capacity equal to one-eighth fluid ounce.
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