Main definitions of newton in English

: newton1Newton2

newton1

(also N)

Pronunciation /ˈn(y)o͞otn/ /ˈn(j)utn/

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noun

Physics
  • The SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes.

    ‘Timber can usually soften and take about 100 kilograms, 1,000 newtons per square centimetre.’
    • ‘A newton has a mass unit of kilograms and an acceleration unit of meters squared per second.’
    • ‘Both are units of force, but one pound-force is equal to 4.45 newtons.’
    • ‘The foot pad has an area of about 100 mm and can produce 10 newtons of adhesive force (enough to support two pounds).’
    • ‘The prop engine has been replaced with two 1,800-newton thrust rocket engines.’

Origin

Early 20th century named after Sir Issac Newton (see Newton, Sir Isaac).

Main definitions of Newton in English

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Newton2

Pronunciation /ˈn(y)o͞otn/ /ˈn(j)utn/

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proper noun

  • A city in eastern Massachusetts, on the Charles River, west of Boston; population 82,139 (est. 2008).