Definition of Newton

1. Noun. English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727).

Exact synonyms: Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac Newton
Generic synonyms: Mathematician, Physicist
Derivative terms: Newtonian

2. Noun. A unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes.
Exact synonyms: N
Generic synonyms: Force Unit
Terms within: Dyne
Group relationships: Sthene

Definition of Newton

1. Proper noun. The name of many English places. ¹

2. Proper noun. An English habitational surname for someone from any of these places ¹

3. Proper noun. (w Sir Isaac Newton), English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher ¹

4. Noun. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of force; the force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram by one metre per second per second. Symbol: N. ¹

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Definition of Newton

1. a unit of force [n -S]

Medical Definition of Newton

1. Derived unit of force in the SI system, expressed as meters-kilograms per second squared (m-kg-s-2); equivalent to 105 dynes in the CGS system. Abbreviation: N Origin: I. Newton (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Newton

newton (current term)
newtonian aberration
newtonian flow
newtonian fluid
newtonian viscosity

Literary usage of Newton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1861)
"Sir Isaac newton was an only and posthumous child ; he could therefore have had no very near kindred of his own name ; but a pedigree of his family, ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"In proportion as the time approached, when newton was to produce his system, ... Halley, who could not forestall newton, had the glory of broadening the ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"Hence newton, when he received Halley's letter of L'I' May, ... 30), newton stated that the second book of his great work was nearly ready for press: ..."

4. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery During by Thomas Jodrell Phillips, Great Britain Court of Chancery, John Singleton Copley Lyndhurst, Charles Christopher Pepys Cottenham (1849)
"His Lordship accordingly refused to hear the case. March „. newton v. ... If one of two r|iHE Plaintiffs in this cause were Mr. newton, ..."

5. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1911)
"newton, Rev. Edward Pearson. Hed dragon of Cordova. 11. Collier's. 47: 14. Je. 24, 41. ... newton.Robinson, Charles Edmund, 1853- Blight of the land taxes. ..."

6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1899)
"He removed to newton in 1750 and bought a house with fifty-three acres of laud ... The house is still standing on what is now Watertown Street, newton, ..."

7. Journal by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1860)
"The Grover and Baker Family Sewing Machino ; newton, Wilson, and Co. In this machine a compound ... Patent Apparatus for Hemming; newton, Wilson, nnd Co. ..."

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