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newton

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noun new·ton \ˈnü-tən, ˈnyü-\

Definition of newton

  1. :  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 and Etymology of newton

Sir Isaac Newton


First Known Use: 1904


Newton

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

Definition of Newton

  1. Sir Isaac 1642–1727 Eng. math. & physicist




Newton

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

Definition of Newton

  1. city E Massachusetts W of Boston pop 85,146




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newton

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noun new·ton \ˈn(y)üt-ən\

Medical Definition of newton

  1. :  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

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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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