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dyne

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noun \ˈdīn\

Definition of dyne

  1. :  the unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system equal to the force that would give a free mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second



Origin of dyne

French, from Greek dynamis


First Known Use: circa 1873


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dyne

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noun \ˈdīn\

Medical Definition of dyne

  1. :  the unit of force in the cgs system equal to the force that would give a free mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "dyne" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "dyne"


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