Etymology
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Newton (n.)

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

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Definitions of Newton
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newton (n.)
a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes;
Synonyms: n
2
Newton (n.)
English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727);
Synonyms: Isaac Newton / Sir Isaac Newton
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