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gray

  
[1]  
      adj  
      n  
      vb      a variant spelling (now esp. U.S.) of       grey  
  grayish      adj  
  grayly      adv  
  grayness      n  
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gray   [2]  
      n   the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 rads.,   (Symbol)    Gy  
     (C20: named after Louis Harold Gray (1905--65), English physicist)  

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Gray  
      n  
1    Simon (James Holiday). born 1936, British writer: his plays include Butley (1971), The Common Pursuit (1988), and Hidden Laughter (1990)  
2    Thomas. 1716--71, English poet, best known for his Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751)  


gray   [1]  
      adj  
      n  
      vb      a variant spelling (now esp. U.S.) of       grey  
  grayish      adj  
  grayly      adv  
  grayness      n  
gray   [2]  
      n   the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 rads.,   (Symbol)    Gy  
     (C20: named after Louis Harold Gray (1905--65), English physicist)  
Gray code  
      n   a modification of a number system, esp. a binary code, in which any adjacent pair of numbers, in counting order, differ in their digits at one position only, the absolute difference being the value 1  
     (named after Frank Gray, 20th-century American physicist)  
Gray's Inn  
      n   (in England) one of the four legal societies in London that together form the Inns of Court  

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grey   ,   (now esp. U.S.)   gray         
      adj  
1    of a neutral tone, intermediate between black and white, that has no hue and reflects and transmits only a little light  
2    greyish in colour or having parts or marks that are greyish  
3    dismal or dark, esp. from lack of light; gloomy  
4    neutral or dull, esp. in character or opinion  
5    having grey hair  
6    of or relating to people of middle age or above  
grey power     
7    ancient; venerable  
8    (of textiles) natural, unbleached, undyed, and untreated  
      n  
9    any of a group of grey tones  
10    grey cloth or clothing  
dressed in grey     
11    an animal, esp. a horse, that is grey or whitish  
      vb  
12    to become or make grey  
     (Old English græg; related to Old High German grao, Old Norse grar)  
  greyish     (now esp. U.S.)  
  grayish      adj  
  greyly     (now esp. U.S.)  
  grayly      adv  
  greyness     (now esp. U.S.)  
  grayness      n  


gray   [1]  
      adj  
      n  
      vb      a variant spelling (now esp. U.S.) of       grey  
  grayish      adj  
  grayly      adv  
  grayness      n  
gray   [2]  
      n   the derived SI unit of absorbed ionizing radiation dose or kerma equivalent to an absorption per unit mass of one joule per kilogram of irradiated material. 1 gray is equivalent to 100 rads.,   (Symbol)    Gy  
     (C20: named after Louis Harold Gray (1905--65), English physicist)  
Gray  
      n  
1    Simon (James Holiday). born 1936, British writer: his plays include Butley (1971), The Common Pursuit (1988), and Hidden Laughter (1990)  
2    Thomas. 1716--71, English poet, best known for his Elegy written in a Country Churchyard (1751)  
Gray code  
      n   a modification of a number system, esp. a binary code, in which any adjacent pair of numbers, in counting order, differ in their digits at one position only, the absolute difference being the value 1  
     (named after Frank Gray, 20th-century American physicist)  
Gray's Inn  
      n   (in England) one of the four legal societies in London that together form the Inns of Court  

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