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newtonianmechanics
Newtonian mechanics
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noun
Physics.
classical mechanics
.
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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
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
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