newton

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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

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Origin and Etymology of newton

Sir Isaac Newton


Newton

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

Definition of Newton

Sir Isaac 1642–1727 English mathematician and physicist

Newton

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

Definition of Newton

city in eastern Massachusetts west of Boston population 85,146

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newton

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noun new·ton \ ˈn(y)üt-ᵊn \

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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