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 History of this Word

"gram" is from "gramma" (something written) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this suffix,
oscillogram
trigram
kissagram
cardiogram

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"-gram" is a type of suffix

Definition

A word ending that indicates written, drawn, or recorded. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.

Examples of how the word is used

-gram illustration Western Union sent its final telegram message last Friday after 145 years of international communication.
-gram illustration The right side of the idiogram shows a representation of that portion of human chromosome.