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# dyne

## Definitions

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

• noun 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.

### from The Century Dictionary.

• noun In physics, the unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system, being that force which, acting on a gram for one second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per second; the product of a gram into a centimeter, divided by the square of a mean solar second.

### from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

• noun (Physics) The unit of force, in the C. G. S. (Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per second.

• noun 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.

• noun a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram

## Etymologies

### from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic.]

From the French dyne, from the Ancient Greek δῠ́νᾰμῐς (dunamis, "force").

## Examples

• The word dyne comes from the Greek dynamis, power.

Dyne-centimeter 2009

• Cyber­dyne is from The Ter­mi­na­tor — made the killer robots

• A dyne is the unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system of measurement.

Chapter 8 1983

• Anything “- dyne” always makes me think of THE CRYING OF LOT 49, which scares me much more than Skynet.

• PJ Evans @273 -- that would be an erg. a dyne-centimeter

• Conversions from/to Joule kilowatt-hour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour foot-pound dyne - centimeter therm

Joule 2009

• One dyne is the force that accelerates a mass of one gram at the rate of one centimeter per second per second.

Dyne-centimeter 2009

• Expressed in SI units, the dyne equals 10-5 Newton.

Dyne-centimeter 2009

• The erg is equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting through a distance of one centimeter.

Erg 2009

• Conversions from/to Joule kilowatt-hour electronvolt calorie Btu horsepower hour foot-pound dyne - centimeter therm

Therm 2009