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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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 second. [1913 Webster]