Meaning of non-Newtonian in English:

non-Newtonian

Pronunciation /ˌnɒnnjuːˈtəʊnɪən/

adjective

  • (of a fluid) changing in consistency when a mechanical stress is applied, becoming either more or less viscous.

    • ‘a non-Newtonian fluid’

Origin

Early 20th century so called because such fluids do not conform to Newton's theory of viscosity. See Newton, Sir Isaac.