Pronunciation: (ûrg), [key]
the centimeter-gram-second unit of work or energy, equal to the work done by a force of one dyne when its point of application moves through a distance of one centimeter in the direction of the force; 10-7 joule.
Pronunciation: (erg), [key]
any vast area covered with sand, as parts of the Sahara Desert.
var. of ergo- 1 before a vowel: ergodic.
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