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# newton

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[ **noot**-n, **nyoot**-n ]

## noun

*Physics.*

- the standard unit of force in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second on a mass of one kilogram. : N

Newton

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[ **noot**-n, **nyoot**-n ]

## noun

**Sir Isaac,**1642–1727, English philosopher and mathematician: formulator of the law of gravitation.- a city in eastern Massachusetts, near Boston.
- a city in central Kansas.
- a city in central Iowa, east of Des Moines.
- a male given name: a family name taken from a placename meaning “new town.”

Newton

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/ ˈnjuːtən /

## noun

- NewtonSir Isaac16421727MEnglishSCIENCE: mathematicianSCIENCE: physicistSCIENCE: astronomerPHILOSOPHY: philosopher 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)

Newton

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/ ˈnjuːtən /

## noun

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

newton

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/ ˈnjuːtən /

## noun

- the derived SI unit of force that imparts an acceleration of 1 metre per second to a mass of 1 kilogram; equivalent to 10
^{5}dynes or 7.233 poundals N

Newton

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- English mathematician and scientist. He invented a form of calculus and formulated principles of physics that remained basically unchallenged until the work of Albert Einstein, including the law of universal gravitation, a theory of the nature of light, and three laws of motion. His treatise on gravitation, presented in
*Principia Mathematica*(1687), was in his own account inspired by the sight of a falling apple.

newton

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/ no̅o̅t**′**n /

- The SI derived unit used to measure force. One newton is equal to the force needed to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second.
- See also joule

## Word History and Origins

Origin of newton^{1}

## Word History and Origins

Origin of newton^{1}

## Biography

*Principia Mathematica,*in which he also introduced his formulation of the calculus (what we now call simply “calculus,” a different version of which was simultaneously developed by Leibnitz). In optics, Newton demonstrated that white light contains all the colors of the spectrum and provided strong evidence that light was composed of particles.

## Example Sentences

Newton was born during a 150-year-period where England used a different calendar from the rest of Europe.

As a result, while Newton was born on December 25, 1642 in England, his birthday was January 4, 1643 everywhere else.

Ed first appeared in 1987 on City By Night, a talk show on Newton Cable, a now-defunct offbeat indie cable network.

Michael A. Newton is a West Point graduate who serves as professor of the practice of law at Vanderbilt University Law School.

But one musher this year was a seemingly improbable contender: Newton Marshall hails from St. Anne, Jamaica.

John Newton's 'Apologia' was, in particular, a very vigorous defence of Church establishments.

I rejoyce to hear of your approaching arrival, and hope that by that time Newton may have something to say.

It was Bentley, too, who arranged for the publication of a second edition of Newton's Principia in 1713.

“I have been obliged to sell most of the shop furniture,” said Nicholas, observing Newton to cast his eyes at the empty window.

Newton could not resist the appeal; it appeared to point out to him that he was summoned to answer the call made upon Providence.

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