# Newton

Newton
Sir Isaac, English physicist, 1642–1727. See n., newtonian aberration, Newtonian constant of gravitation, newtonian flow, newtonian viscosity, N. disk, N. law.

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new·ton 'n(y)üt-ən n the unit of force in the metric system equal to the force required to impart an acceleration of one meter per second per second to a mass of one kilogram
Newton Sir Isaac (1642-1727)
British physicist and mathematician. One of the greatest figures in the history of science, Newton made great fundamental discoveries in mathematics and physical science including the method of fluxions (now known as differential calculus); laws concerning the composition of white light and the transmission of light through various media, upon which he built the foundation for the science of optics; and the law of gravitation. The newton unit of force was named in his honor in 1904.

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n.
the SI units of force, equal to the force required to impart to 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second per second. Symbol: N.

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new·ton (N) (nooґtən) [Sir Isaac Newton] the SI unit of force, being that when applied in a vacuum to a body having a mass of one kilogram accelerates it at the rate of one meter per second squared.

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