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The electrostatic unit of charge, such that two objects, each carrying such a charge and separated (centre to centre) by 1 cm in a vacuum, will repel each other with a force of 1 dyne (or 10-5 newton); equal to 3.335641 × 10-10 coulomb.

Origin: G. Statos, standing (stationary), _ coulomb