### Definition of Megadyne

1. n. One of the larger measures of force, amounting to one million dynes.

### Definition of Megadyne

1. Noun. A unit of force equal to one million dynes. ¹

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### Definition of Megadyne

1. a unit of force [n -S]

### Medical Definition of Megadyne

1. One of the larger measures of force, amounting to one million dynes. Origin: Mega- + dyne. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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### Literary usage of Megadyne

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1898)
"(three-quarters of a metre) high at 0° at sea-level in latitude 45° exerts a pressure of (1 — -00007) megadyne/cm.3, for most purposes identical with a ..."

2. Units and Physical Constants by Joseph David Everett (1886)
"At Paris, where g is 980-94, it is 1-0136 x 106; that is, rather more than a megadyne * per square centim. To exert a pressure of exactly one megadyne per ..."

3. Units and Physical Constants by Joseph David Everett (1886)
"Convenience of calculation would be promoted by adopting the pressure of a megadyne per square centim., or 106 CGS units of pressure-intensity, ..."

4. Electrical Engineering Leaflets by Edwin James Houston, Arthur Edwin Kennelly (1895)
"of force, the megadyne (one million dynes) is frequently employed in ordinary ... The megadyne is approximately equal to the earth's gravitational force on ..."

5. Illustrations of the Centimetre-gramme-second (C.G.S.) System of Units by Joseph David Everett (1875)
"At Paris, where g is 980-94, it is 1-0136 x 106; that is, rather more than a megadyne * per square centim. To exert a pressure of exactly one megadyne per ..."

6. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"To avoid the use of inconveniently large numbers in expressing forces, a unit called the "megadyne" is therefore used to some considerable extent, ..."

7. Illustrations of the C.G.S. System of Units: With Tables of Physical Constants by Joseph David Everett (1891)
"We shall adopt the megadyne per square centim. as our standard atmosphere in the present work. Examples. 1. What must be the height of a column of water of ..."

8. Elementary Mechanics Including Hydrostatics and Pneumatics by Oliver Lodge (1897)
"The dyne being a very small unit, a megadyne (or million dynes) is often employed. A kilogramme weight is nearly equal to it, being equal to 981000 dynes; ..."