Newton Definition

no͝otn, nyo͝otn
newtons
noun
newtons
The basic unit of force in the SI and MKS systems, equal to the force which imparts to a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second.
Webster's New World
A masculine name: dim. Newt.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • n
  • sir isaac newton
  • Isaac Newton
pronoun

Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher.

Wiktionary

The name of many English places.

Wiktionary

An English habitational surname for someone from any of these places.

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proper name
1642-1727; Eng. mathematician & natural philosopher: formulated the laws of gravity & motion and the elements of differential calculus.
Webster's New World
City in E Mass.: suburb of Boston.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Newton

Noun

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newton
Plural:
newtons

Origin of Newton

  • Old English new town. Compare same construction in Italian Napoli (“Naples").

    From Wiktionary

  • Named after the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton.

    From Wiktionary

  • After Sir Isaac Newton

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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