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dyne (n.)

in physics, the metric unit of force, 1873, from a specialized scientific use of of Greek dynamis "power" (see dynamic (adj.)); perhaps also influenced by French dyne, which had been proposed c. 1842 as a unit of force in a different sense.

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Definitions of dyne from WordNet

dyne (n.)
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram;
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