dyne

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the cgs unit of force, equivalent to 10–5 newtons

Construction

  • A unit of force required to accelerate one gram of mass at a rate of 1 cm per second. See also acoustics.

Electronics

  • The unit of force in the cgs system. It is equal to the force that accelerates a mass of one gram at the rate of one centimeter per second, per second. It is equal to 1-5 new-ton. Its abbreviation is dyn.
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