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Definition of "dyne" [dyne]

  • A centimeter-gram-second unit of force, equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second to a mass of one gram. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dyne" in a sentence
  • "The word dyne comes from the Greek dynamis, power."
  • "Cyber­dyne is from The Ter­mi­na­tor — made the killer robots"
  • "A dyne is the unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system of measurement."