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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dyne 'dīn n 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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a unit of force equal to the force required to impart to a mass of 1 gram an acceleration of 1 centimetre per second per second. 1 dyne = 10-5 newton.

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(dyn) (dīn) a unit of force, being the amount that when acting continuously upon a mass of 1 g will impart to it an acceleration of 1 cm per second per second. It is equal to 10−5 newton.

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