Definitions

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  • n. An SI unit of force equal to 10−12 newtons.

Etymologies

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pico- +‎ newton

Examples

  • The measurement accuracy of these experiments is better than 1 piconewton -- which is equal to the gravitational force that two adults exert on each other over a distance of more than half a kilometer.

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  • The measurement accuracy of these experiments is better than 1 piconewton-which is equal to the gravitational force that two adults exert on each other over a distance of more than half a kilometer.

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  • The difference between the force of a neutral gold atom and that of a gold atom charged with an additional electron, for example, was found to be only about 11 piconewton, measured at the minimum distance to the tip of about half a nanometer above the atom.

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