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.
(dyn) The unit of force in the obsolete cgs system of units. A dyne is the force required to accelerate a 1 g mass by 1 cm/s per second.
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram
a very small unit of force, the amount needed to break the surface skin of the water
The absolute centimeter-gram-second unit of force; that force that will impart to a free mass of one gram an acceleration of one centimeter per second per second.