Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: newton  n(y)oo-t(u)n
  1. 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
    - N
Noun: Newton  n(y)oo-t(u)n
  1. English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1726)
    - Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac Newton

Derived forms: newtons

Type of: force unit, mathematician, physicist

Part of: sthene

Encyclopedia: Newton, NJ