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g    : [dʒ'i]
G \G\ (j[=e])
1. G is the seventh letter of the English alphabet, and a
vocal consonant. It has two sounds; one simple, as in
gave, go, gull; the other compound (like that of j), as in
gem, gin, dingy. See Guide to Pronunciation, [sect][sect]
231-6, 155, 176, 178, 179, 196, 211, 246.
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Note: The form of G is from the Latin, in the alphabet which
it first appeared as a modified form of C. The name is
also from the Latin, and probably comes to us through
the French. Etymologically it is most closely related
to a c hard, k y, and w; as in corn, grain, kernel; kin
L. genus, Gr. ?; E. garden, yard; drag, draw; also to
ch and h; as in get, prehensile; guest, host (an army);
gall, choler; gust, choose. See {C}.
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2. (Mus.) G is the name of the fifth tone of the natural or
model scale; -- called also {sol} by the Italians and
French. It was also originally used as the treble clef,
and has gradually changed into the character represented
in the margin. See {Clef}. G[sharp] (G sharp) is a tone
intermediate between G and A.
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n 1: a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a
kilogram [synonym: {gram}, {gramme}, {gm}, {g}]
2: a purine base found in DNA and RNA; pairs with cytosine [synonym:
{guanine}, {G}]
3: one of the four nucleotides used in building DNA; all four
nucleotides have a common phosphate group and a sugar
(ribose) [synonym: {deoxyguanosine monophosphate}, {G}]
4: the cardinal number that is the product of 10 and 100 [synonym:
{thousand}, {one thousand}, {1000}, {M}, {K}, {chiliad}, {G},
{grand}, {thou}, {yard}]
5: a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used
to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is
accelerated [synonym: {g}, {gee}, {g-force}]
6: a unit of information equal to 1000 megabytes or 10^9
(1,000,000,000) bytes [synonym: {gigabyte}, {G}, {GB}]
7: a unit of information equal to 1024 mebibytes or 2^30
(1,073,741,824) bytes [synonym: {gigabyte}, {gibibyte}, {G},
{GB}, {GiB}]
8: (physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and
distance in Newton's law of gravitation [synonym: {gravitational
constant}, {universal gravitational constant}, {constant of
gravitation}, {G}]
9: the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet [synonym: {G}, {g}]

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "G":
C, C-note, G suit, G-note, M, apogeotropism, buck, cartwheel, cent,
century, chiliad, chiliagon, chiliahedron, chiliarch, chiliarchia,
copper, dime, dollar, dollar bill, fifty cents, fin, fish,
five cents, five hundred dollars, five-dollar bill,
five-hundred-dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, four bits, frogskin,
geotropism, grand, gravitation, graviton, gravity, half G,
half a C, half dollar, half grand, hundred-dollar bill, iron man,
kilo, kilocycle, kilogram, kilohertz, kiloliter, kilometer, lakh,
mass, mill, millennium, millepede, milligram, milliliter, myriad,
nickel, one hundred thousand, penny, quarter, red cent, sawbuck,
silver dollar, skin, smacker, specific gravity, ten cents,
ten thousand, ten-spot, tenner, thou, thousand, thousand dollars,
thousand-dollar bill, twenty-dollar bill, twenty-five cents,
two bits, two-dollar bill, two-spot, yard

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