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newton

noun new·ton \ˈnü-tən, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NEWTON

:  the unit of force in the meter-kilogram-second system equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one meter per second per second to a mass of one kilogram

Origin of NEWTON

Sir Isaac Newton
First Known Use: 1904

Newton

biographical name New·ton \ˈnü-tən, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NEWTON

Sir Isaac 1642–1727 Eng. math. & physicist

Newton

geographical name New·ton \ˈnü-tən, ˈnyü-\

Definition of NEWTON

city E Massachusetts W of Boston pop 85,146

newton

noun new·ton \ˈn(y)üt-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEWTON

:  the unit of force in the metric system equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one meter per second per second to a mass of one kilogram

Biographical Note for NEWTON

Newton, Sir Isaac (1642–1727), British physicist and mathematician. One of the greatest figures in the history of science, Newton made great fundamental discoveries in mathematics and physical science including the method of fluxions (now known as differential calculus); laws concerning the composition of white light and the transmission of light through various media, upon which he built the foundation for the science of optics; and the law of gravitation. The newton unit of force was named in his honor in 1904.

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