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dyne

Pronunciation: din

Definition: The unit of force in the CGS system, replaced in the SI system by the newton (1 N = 105 dynes), that gives a body of 1 g mass an acceleration of 1 cm/sec2; expressed as F (dynes) = m (grams) × a (cm/sec2).

[G. dynamis, force]

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