dyne

noun
\ ˈdīn How to pronounce dyne (audio) \

Definition of dyne

: 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

First Known Use of dyne

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dyne

borrowed from French, shortened from Greek dýnamis "power" — more at dynamic entry 1

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The first known use of dyne was circa 1873

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“Dyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyne. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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dyne

noun
\ ˈdīn How to pronounce dyne (audio) \

Medical Definition of dyne

: 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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