newtonian-mechanics

Newtonian mechanics

noun Physics.
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classical mechanics

noun Physics.
the branch of mechanics that is based on newton's laws of motion and that is applicable to systems that are so large that Planck's constant can be regarded as negligibly small (distinguished from quantum mechanics ).
Also called Newtonian mechanics.


Origin:
1930–35

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Newtonian mechanics
 
n
(functioning as singular) a system of mechanics based on Newton's laws of motion

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