noun Etymology: French, from Greek dynamis Date: circa 1873 the unit of force in the centimeter-gram-second system equal to the force that would give a free mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • dyne — dyne …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • dyne — [ din ] n. f. • 1874; gr. dunamis « force » ♦ Métrol. Ancienne unité de mesure de force du système C. G. S. valant 10 5 newton (symb.dyn). ⊗ HOM. Din. ● dyne nom féminin (anglais dyne, du grec dunamis, force) Unité de …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • -dyne — ♦ Élément, du gr. dunamis « force ». dyne, dyn(o) éléments, du gr. dunamis, force . dyne ❖ ♦ Élément, tiré de dynamique, servant à former des mots savants, en particu …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Dyne — Dyne, n. [Formed fr. Gr. ? power. See {Dynamic}.] (Physics) The unit of force, in the C. G. S. (Centimeter Gram Second) system of physical units; that is, the force which, acting on a gram for a second, generates a velocity of a centimeter per… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dyne — metric unit of force, 1873, from German use of Gk. dynamis power; perhaps also influenced by Fr. dyne, which had been proposed c.1842 as a unit of force in a different sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • dynė — ×dynė sf. LL28 žr. dynia: Dynė didžiausioji I. Užaugo gražūs pamidorai, dynės, kukurūzai rš …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Dyne — (griech.), die Kraft, die einem Gramm in 1 Sekunde die Endgeschwindigkeit von 1 cm oder die Beschleunigung 1 erteilt. Da nun die Beschleunigung der Schwere etwa 980 cm beträgt und mithin ein frei fallendes Gramm in 1 Sekunde eine Geschwindigkeit… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Dyne — Dyne, s. Maßsystem, absolutes …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Dyne — Dyne, die Krafteinheit nach absolutem Maß, d.i. die Kraft, die der Masse von 1 g eine Beschleunigung von 1 cm in der Sekunde erteilt …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • dyne — ► NOUN Physics ▪ a unit of force that, acting on a mass of one gram, increases its velocity by one centimetre per second every second along the direction in which it acts. ORIGIN from Greek dunamis force, power …   English terms dictionary

  • dyne — [dīn] n. [Fr < Gr dynamis, power] the basic unit of force in the CGS system, equal to the amount of force that imparts to a mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second (0.00001 newton): abbrev. dyn …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”