Definition of Law of motion
1. Noun. One of three basic laws of classical mechanics.
Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Specialized synonyms: First Law Of Motion, Newton's First Law, Newton's First Law Of Motion, Newton's Second Law, Newton's Second Law Of Motion, Second Law Of Motion, Law Of Action And Reaction, Newton's Third Law, Newton's Third Law Of Motion, Third Law Of Motion
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Literary usage of Law of motion
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1. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste Comte, Harriet Martineau (1853)
"... less fruitless search into the /'•//.</ with regard to this second law than to the first. Law of co-ex- The third fundamental law of motion involves ..."
2. The Reign of Law by George Douglas Campbell Argyll (1873)
"A good example of Law in this sense is to be found in the law which, in the Science of Mechanics, is called the First Law of Motion. ..."
3. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1859)
"Establishment of the Second Law of Motion.—Curvilinear Motions. ... The Second Law of Motion consists of this assertion in a general form;—namely, ..."
4. The Philosophy of the Inductive Sciences, Founded Upon Their History by William Whewell (1847)
"The Second Law of Motion.—When a body, instead of falling downwards from rest, is thrown in any direction, it describes a curve line, till its motion is ..."
5. History of the Inductive Sciences from the Earliest to the Present Time by William Whewell (1857)
"Establishment of the Second Law of Motion.— Curvilinear Motions. ... The Second Law of Motion consists of this assertion in a general form;—namely, ..."
6. Report (1900)
"NEWTON'S THIRD law of motion A FACTOR IN ORGANIC EVOLUTION. BY MANLY MILES, LANSING, MICH. (Read before the Academy, March 31, 1897. ..."