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  1. sthene(noun)

    a unit of force equal to 1000 newtons


  1. sthene(Noun)

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

  2. Origin: From σθένος


  1. Sthène

    The sthène, sometimes spelled sthéne or sthene, is an obsolete unit of force in the metre-tonne-second system of units introduced in France in 1919. The system was soon abandoned in favor of the mks system and has now been superseded by the Système International. It was also used to measure thrust. It is approximately 224 pounds force.²³

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