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dyne

[ dahyn ]
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noun Physics.
the standard centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second on a mass of one gram. Abbreviation: dyn
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Origin of dyne

1835–45; <French <Greek dýnamis force, power
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British Dictionary definitions for dyne

dyne
/ (daɪn) /

noun
the cgs unit of force; the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 centimetre per second per second to a mass of 1 gram. 1 dyne is equivalent to 10 -5 newton or 7.233 × 10 -5 poundal

Word Origin for dyne

C19: from French, from Greek dunamis power, force
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Scientific definitions for dyne

dyne
[ 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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