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newton (ˈnjuːtən Pronunciation for newton

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noun

  1. the 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 N

Word Origin

C20: named after Sir Isaac Newton

Newton1 (ˈnjuːtən Pronunciation for Newton1

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noun

  1. one of the deepest craters on the moon, over 7300 m deep and about 112 km in diameter, situated in the SE quadrant

Newton2 (ˈnjuːtən Pronunciation for Newton2

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noun

  1. 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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