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erg 1

 (ûrg)
n.
The centimeter-gram-second unit of energy or work equal to the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter.

[From Greek ergon, work; see werg- in Indo-European roots.]

erg 2

 (ûrg)
n.
An extensive area of desert covered with shifting sand dunes.

[Colloquial Arabic (Maghrebi dialect) 'arq, 'arg, from Arabic 'irq, vein, small mountain, thin tract of sand extending along the ground (in reference to the veinlike appearance of the dunes); see ʕrq in Semitic roots.]

erg

(ɜːɡ)
n
(Units) the cgs unit of work or energy. 1 erg is equivalent to 10–7 joule
[C19: from Greek ergon work]

erg

(ɜːɡ)
n, pl ergs or areg
(Physical Geography) an area of shifting sand dunes in a desert, esp the Sahara
[C19: from Arabic `irj]

erg

(ɜːɡ)
n
(Rowing) informal short for ergometer2

erg

(ɜrg)

n.
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.
[1870–75; < Greek érgon work]

erg-

var. of ergo- 1 before a vowel: ergodic.

erg

(ûrg)
A unit used to measure energy or work, equal to the force of one dyne over a distance of one centimeter. This unit has been mostly replaced by the joule.

erg

1. An area in a desert where there are shifting sand dunes, for example in the Sahara.
2. A unit of energy equal to the energy produced by a force of 1 dyne acting through a distance of 1 cm. Replaced in the inernational system by the joule (J): 1 erg = 10-7 J.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.erg - a cgs unit of work or energy; the work done by a force of one dyne acting over a distance of one centimeter
energy unit, heat unit, work unit - a unit of measurement for work
J, joule, watt second - a unit of electrical energy equal to the work done when a current of one ampere passes through a resistance of one ohm for one second
Translations
エルグ

erg

[ɜːg] Nergio m, erg m

erg

nErg nt
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