sthène(redirected from sthene)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms.
The force which, when applied to a body whose mass is 1 metric ton, results in an acceleration of 1 meter per second per second; equal to 1000 newtons. Formerly known as funal.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.