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new·ton / ˈn(y)oōtn/ (abbr.: N) • n. 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.

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newton (unit of measure)

newton, abbr. N, unit of force in the mks system of units, which is based on the metric system; it is the force that produces an acceleration of 1 meter per second per second when exerted on a mass of 1 kilogram. The newton is named for Sir Isaac Newton.

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Newton (cities, United States)

Newton:1 City (1990 pop. 16,700), seat of Harvey co., S central Kans., in an agricultural area; inc. 1872. It is a railroad division point with railroad shops and has a large mobile home industry in addition to oil wells. Machinery, motor vehicle parts, plastic products, glass, and furniture are also produced, and there is flour milling. The Chisholm Trail passed through the site. In the early 1870s, German Mennonites from Russia brought seed for what became the first hard winter wheat grown in Kansas. The city still has a large Mennonite population, and a monument to their ancestors is there. Bethel College is in North Newton.

2 City (1990 pop. 82,585), Middlesex co., E Mass., a suburb of Boston on the Charles River; settled before 1640, inc. as a city 1873. It comprises 14 residential villages. Industries include publishing and the manufacture of chemicals, precision instruments, and computers. Newton is known as a regional education center. The city is the seat of Andover Newton Theological School, Mount Ida College, Pine Manor College, and a campus of Boston College. Horace Mann, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mary Baker Eddy, and Samuel Francis Smith lived in Newton.

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newton Symbol N. The SI unit of force, being the force required to give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of 1 m s–2. It is named after Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727).

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newton

newton (symbol N) SI unit of force. One newton is the force that gives a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one metre per second. It is named after English scientist Isaac Newton.

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newton

newton (N) The derived SI unit of force, named after Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), being the force required to produce an acceleration of 1 m/s2 in a mass of 1 kg; 1 N = 1 J/m.

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newton

newton(N) The derived SI unit of force, named after Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), being the force required to produce an acceleration of 1 m/s2 in a mass of 1 kg; 1 N = 1 J/m.

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newton

newton (new-t'n) n. the SI unit of force, equal to the force required to impart to 1 kilogram an acceleration of 1 metre per second per second. Symbol: N.

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Newton

New·ton 1 / ˈn(y)oōtn/ a city in eastern Massachusetts, on the Charles River, west of Boston; pop. 83,829.

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