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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Erg  \Erg\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  work.]  (Physics) 
  The  unit  of  work  or  energy  in  the  C.  G.  S.  system,  being  the 
  amount  of  work  done  by  a  dyne  working  through  a  distance  of 
  one  centimeter;  the  amount  of  energy  expended  in  moving  a 
  body  one  centimeter  against  a  force  of  one  dyne.  One  foot 
  pound  is  equal  to  13,560,000  ergs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  erg 
  n  :  a  cgs  unit  of  work  or  energy;  the  work  done  by  a  force  of 
  one  dyne  acting  over  a  distance  of  one  centimeter 




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