# Definition of newton

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nounthe derived SI unit of force that imparts an acceleration of 1 metre per second to a mass of 1 kilogram; equivalent to 105 dynes or 7.233 poundals. Symbol: N

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### Word origin of 'newton'

C20: named after Sir Isaac Newton### Definitions

noun Sir Isaac. 1642–1727, English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and philosopher, noted particularly for his law of gravitation, his three laws of motion, his theory that light is composed of corpuscles, and his development of calculus independently of Leibnitz. His works include Principia Mathematica (1687) and Opticks (1704)

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Word forms: (regular plural) newtons

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noun(Electrical engineering: General) One newton is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move a one kilogram mass by one meter per second per second. ⇒ The charge is given in coulombs, the velocity in meters per second, so that the force is in newtons. ⇒ The unit of force is the newton where one newton is one kilogram meter per second squared. ⇒ One newton is a unit of force equal to the force needed to move a one kilogram mass by one meter per second per second.

Word originsThis word is named for Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the great English mathematician and physicist who discovered gravity. Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © Harper Collins Publishers

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