How to Pronounce erg?

Correct pronunciation for the word "erg" is [ˈɜːɡ], [ˈɜːɡ], [ˈɜː_ɡ].

"Erg" in context

Erg is a unit of work or energy, commonly used in the physical sciences and engineering. It is equivalent to the work done by a force of one newton when its point of application moves a distance of one metre in the direction of the force. It is named after the Greek word "ergos," which means work.

Ergs are most often used to measure energy, but can also measure the amount of work a force performs in a given situation. For example, one may measure the energy output of a motor engine by the number of ergs produced in a given time.

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