## dyne

dyne (dīn), unit of force in the cgs system of units, which is based on the metric system; an acceleration of 1 centimeter per second per second is produced when a force of 1 dyne is exerted on a mass of 1 gram. In terms of the newton, the force unit in the mks system, 1 dyne equals 0.00001 newtons.

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## dyne

dyne / dīn/ • n. Physics a unit of force that, acting on a mass of one gram, increases its velocity by one centimeter per second every second along the direction that it acts.

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## dyne

dyne unit of force in the centimetre-gramme-second system. XIX. — F. dyne, f. Gr. dúnamis force.

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## dyne

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