Newtonianism

noun
New·​to·​ni·​an·​ism | \ n(y)üˈtōnēəˌnizəm \
plural -s

Definition of Newtonianism

: the doctrine of the universe as expounded in Newton's Principia especially : Newton's mathematical theory of universal gravitation

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“Newtonianism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Newtonianism. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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