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newton

[noot-n, nyoot-n] /ˈnut n, ˈnyut n/
noun, Physics.
1.
the standard unit of force in the International System of Units (SI), equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second on a mass of one kilogram.
Abbreviation: N.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; after I. Newton

Newton

[noot-n, nyoot-n] /ˈnut n, ˈnyut n/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac, 1642–1727, English philosopher and mathematician: formulator of the law of gravitation.
2.
a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston.
3.
a city in central Kansas.
4.
a city in central Iowa, E of Des Moines.
5.
a male given name: a family name taken from a place-name meaning “new town.”.
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British Dictionary definitions for newtons

newton

/ˈnjuːtən/
noun
1.
the derived SI unit of force that imparts an acceleration of 1 metre per second to a mass of 1 kilogram; equivalent to 105 dynes or 7.233 poundals N
Word Origin
C20: named after Sir Isaac Newton

Newton1

/ˈnjuːtən/
noun
1.
one of the deepest craters on the moon, over 7300 m deep and about 112 km in diameter, situated in the SE quadrant

Newton2

/ˈnjuːtən/
noun
1.
Sir Isaac. 1642–1727, English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, and philosopher, noted particularly for his law of gravitation, his three laws of motion, his theory that light is composed of corpuscles, and his development of calculus independently of Leibnitz. His works include Principia Mathematica (1687) and Opticks (1704)
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Word Origin and History for newtons

Newton

n.

unit of force, 1904, named in honor of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727).

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newtons in Medicine

newton new·ton (nōōt'n, nyōōt'n)
n.
Abbr. N
In the meter-kilogram-second system, the unit of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second, equal to 100,000 dynes.

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newtons in Science
newton
  (nt'n)   
The SI derived unit used to measure force. One newton is equal to the force needed to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second. See also joule.
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