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Definition of the noun sthene

What does sthene mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: -

  1. a unit of force equal to 1000 newtons
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • more generic term: force unit = a unit of measurement of physical force
    • part: newton / N = a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram

Alternative definition of the noun sthene


  1. A kilonewton. Used with the tonne as the unit of mass.


Sthene a.k.a. The sthène, sometimes spelled sthéne or sthene, is an obsolete unit of force or thrust in the metre–tonne–second system of units introduced in France in 1919. When proposed by the British Association in 1876, it was called the funal, but the name was changed by 1914. The mts system was soon abandoned in favour of the mks system and has now been superseded by the Système International.

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Google previewMount Rainier, a Record of Exploration (1916)

by Edmond Stephen Meany

In Moraine Park gray andesites also predominate, with both pyroxenes as phenocrysts, but here hyper- sthene is the more important.

Google previewBulletin (1921)

by New York State Museum and Science Service

Hyper - sthene is the chief constituent of all the norites. It occurs in stout, rounded prisms of different degrees of pleochroism. Oriented ilmenite inclusions are common. The alteration is usually to serpentine, but occasionally uralite forms.

Google previewNature (1902)

by Sir Norman Lockyer

Hyper sthene is the predominating coloured silicate. Dust from the eruption of 1812 also collected in Barbados is of much finer grain, but evidently composed of the same minerals with the green augite in smaller proportion. The magma ...

Google previewAutomotive Industries (1919)

The sthene is the unit of force, the pieze is the unit of pressure, the thermie is the unit of heat quantity, and in cold storage ...

Google previewLexicon of new formal geologic names of the United States, 1976-1980 (1986)

by Gwendolyn Lewise Werth Luttrell, Marilyn L. Hubert, Virginia M. Jussen, Geological Survey (U.S.)

Hyper sthene and augite mudflow breccia 5. Dark-brown to black 6. 60 m 7. Massive, poorly bedded 9.

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Scientific Units, Weights and Measures (2012)

Their SI Equivalences and Origins by François Cardarelli

Several derived units with special names were based on these three fundamental units, for example the sthene (sn) for force or weight, and the pieze ( pz) for pressure.

Google previewSimon & Schuster Super Crossword Puzzle Dictionary And Reference Book (1999)

by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions

sthene centiliter gram per area micron (= micrometesla (T) (magnetic centimeter gram per cm ters) flux density, centimeter ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

sthene, strength] comb strength; force; power (hypersthenia, hyposthenuria) stibio- [Gr. stibi, a sulphuret of antimony] comb [chemistry] black antimony ( stibiconite, ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative ... Encyclopedia (1917)

A Comprehensive Reference Book

on the coast of Labrador, cause the whole science and its applica- and formerly called Labrador hornblende, tions have to be taken into account and though that is the designation of hyper- exhibited, partly because students with sthene.

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Sthene Meaning

Video shows what sthene means. A kilonewton. Used with the tonne as the unit of mass.. Sthene Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

Scrabble value of S1T1H4E1N1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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