of or relating to Sir Isaac Newton or to his theories or discoveries: Newtonian physics.
- non-New·to·ni·an, adjective, noun
- post-New·to·ni·an, adjective
- pre-New·to·ni·an, adjective
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How to use Newtonian in a sentence
As a result, quantum math does not describe a relentless cause-and-effect sequence of events as Newtonian science had insisted.A century of quantum mechanics questions the fundamental nature of reality | Tom Siegfried | January 12, 2022 | Science News
Learning how the forces work will give you a leg-up in noseriding or provide you with an appreciation for the aesthetics of Newtonian law while watching the surfers from the beach.Use physics to pull off gravity-defying surfing moves | Noah Lederman | October 5, 2021 | Popular-Science
However, there is a Newtonian opposite to the base, and it's called swing voters--wing voters vs. swing voters, if you will.
This is not to suggest that Romney should aspire to megalomania of Newtonian proportions.
In the Newtonian world, people only care about what he says; the rules are to be followed by the rest of us.In Newt Gingrich’s World Rules Do not Apply to Him, Ex-Wife’s Lawyer Says | Victoria Toensing | January 23, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Remember the Newtonian rule of power politics: for every interest that wants X, there is an opposing interest that wants Not X.
But they wanted to get a better view of the heavens—a view through a Newtonian reflecting-telescope.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great - Volume 12 | Elbert Hubbard
It embodied a fine attempt "to explain the constitution and mechanical origin of the universe on Newtonian principles."The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
But the evil doesn't come from the fact that it plays horse with the Newtonian theory of the constitution.A Preface to Politics | Walter Lippmann
The paper was declined with thanks by that bigoted body 'as opposed to Newtonian astronomy.'Myths and Marvels of Astronomy | Richard A. Proctor
The objection that the Newtonian law meant ultimate dissolution of the world was thus destroyed by Laplace.The Popular Science Monthly, June, 1900 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for Newtonian
of, relating to, or based on the theories of Sir Isaac Newton
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