HyperDic: drachm

English > 3 senses of the word drachm:
NOUNquantitydrachm, dram, drachmaa unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains
quantitydrachm, fluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachma British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters
quantitydrachm, fluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachma unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce
English > drachm: 3 senses > noun 1, quantity
MeaningA unit of apothecary weight equal to an eighth of an ounce or to 60 grains.
Synonymsdram, drachma
Part ofounce, troy ounce, apothecaries' ounceA unit of apothecary weight equal to 480 grains or one twelfth of a pound
PartsscrupleA unit of apothecary weight equal to 20 grains
Broaderapothecaries' unit, apothecaries' weightAny weight unit used in pharmacy
Spanishdracma
Catalandracma
English > drachm: 3 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 60 minims or 3.5516 cubic centimeters.
Synonymsfluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachm
Part offluidounce, fluid ounceA British imperial unit of capacity or volume (liquid or dry) equal to 8 fluid drams or 28.416 cubic centimeters (1.734 cubic inches)
PartsminimA British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters
BroaderBritish capacity unit, Imperial capacity unitA unit of measure for capacity officially adopted in the British Imperial System
Spanishdracma
English > drachm: 3 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningA unit of capacity or volume in the apothecary system equal to one eighth of a fluid ounce.
Synonymsfluidram, fluid dram, fluid drachm
Part offluidounce, fluid ounceA United States unit of capacity or volume equal to 1.804 cubic inches
PartsminimA United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram
BroaderUnited States liquid unitA liquid unit officially adopted in the United States Customary System
Spanishdracma

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