dyne

noun

: 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

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dyne was circa 1873

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Cite this Entry

“Dyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyne. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

dyne

noun
: 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 squared

Medical Definition

dyne

noun
: 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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