Dyne definition

dīn
The unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system, equal to the amount of force required to give a mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second.
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A unit of force in the CGS system. It is the force required to accelerate one gram by one centimeter per second squared.
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A unit of force in the CGS system that is equal to the force which generates a velocity of one centimeter per second acting on one gram for one second. Symbol: dyn.
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A centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second to a mass of one gram.
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The basic unit of force in the CGS system, equal to the amount of force that imparts to a mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second (0.00001 newton)
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Origin of dyne

  • From Greek dunamis power dynamic

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the French dyne, from the Ancient Greek δῠ́νᾰμῐς (dunamis, “force”).

    From Wiktionary