erg: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ûrg), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. 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− joule.


Pronunciation: (erg), [key]
— n. Geol.
  1. any vast area covered with sand, as parts of the Sahara Desert.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. electroretinogram.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. var. of before a vowel: ergodic.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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