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The dyne is a unit of force in the centimetre-gram-second (CGS) system of units equal to 10-5 newtons (1 dyn = 10-5 N), the SI derived unit of force.
The dyne (dyn) is also equal to 10 micronewtons (μN), or 0.01 millinewtons (mN), or 0.001 centinewtons (cN), or 10-6 decanewtons (daN) or 10-8 kilonewtons (kN), which are units of force in the SI.
The dyne represents the amount of force needed to accelerate a mass of one gram to one centimeter per second squared:
1 dyn = 1 g × 1 cm/s2