- 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
Origin of dyne
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All other thinges consydered, she determined to dyne fyrste.
The intensity of field which acts on a unit pole with a force of one dyne.Hawkins Electrical Guide, Number One
Vpon a daye the sayde Piso made a dyner, and sente a seruaunt to desire Clodius the Consull to come and dyne with him.
The name comes from two Greek words, “dyne” meaning “force” and the other part meaning “different.”Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son
The unit of work is that which is required to overcome a resistance of a dyne over a centimetre, and is called an Erg.
- 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
metric unit of force, 1873, from German use of Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)); perhaps also influenced by French dyne, which had been proposed c.1842 as a unit of force in a different sense.
- 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.
- 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.