Definition of newton noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtən//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtən//
(abbreviation N) (physics)
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a unit of force. One newton is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration (= an increase in speed) of one metre per second per second. Word Originearly 20th cent.: named after Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), the English mathematician and physicist.
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