The sthène (symbol sn), sometimes spelled (or misspelled) sthéne[1] or sthene[2] (from the Greek σθένος (sthenos) meaning "force"[3]), is an obsolete unit of force or thrust in the metre–tonne–second system of units (mts) introduced in France in 1919.[4] When proposed by the British Association in 1876, it was called the funal, but the name was changed by 1914.[1] The mts system was soon abandoned in favour of the mks system and has now been superseded by the Système International (SI).[2]

one sthène = 1 kilonewton[5]
102.0 kilograms-force
224.8 pounds force
7233 poundals


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