1. dyne

noun. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram.


  • N
  • force unit

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Example sentences of the word dyne

1. Adjective
1 dyne = 10 −5 newtons

2. Noun, singular or mass
This was originally defined as the charge needed by two equally charged particles separated by 1 centimeter to repel each other with a force of 1 dyne.

3. Verb, base form
This factor measures the fluid's thickness in poise, or dyne seconds per square centimeter.