# newton

(redirected from*Giganewton*)

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

Related to Giganewton: Piconewton, Nanonewton

## newton

(N) [noo´ton]## New·ton

(nū'tŏn),Isaac, English physicist, 1642-1727. See: newton, newtonian aberration, newtonian constant of gravitation, newtonian flow, newtonian viscosity, Newton disc, Newton law.

## new·ton (N),

(nū'tŏn),Derived unit of force in the SI, expressed as meters-kilograms per second squared (m·kg s

^{-2}); equivalent to 10^{5}dynes in the CGS system. [Isaac

*Newton*]## newton

/new·ton/ (N) (noo´ton) the SI unit of force; that when applied in a vacuum to a body having a mass of 1 kilogram accelerates it at the rate of 1 meter per second squared.## newton

[n(y)o̅o̅′tən]

Etymology: Isaac Newton, English scientist, 1642-1727

a unit of force in the SI system that imparts an acceleration to 1 kilogram of mass of 1 meter per second per second.

## new·ton

(nū'tŏn)Derived unit of force in the SI system, expressed as meters-kilograms per second squared (m·kg·s

^{-2}); equivalent to 10^{5}dynes in the CGS system.[Sir Isaac

*Newton*]## newton

The unit of force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg by 1 m per second per second. 1 N is equal to 100 000 dynes. (Sir Isaac Newton, 1642–1727, English mathematician, alchemist and physicist).## Newton,

Sir Isaac, English physicist, 1642-1727.**newton**- derived unit of force in the SI system.

**Newton disk**- a disk on which there are seven colored sectors, which, when rapidly rotated, appear white.

**Newton law**- the attractive force between any two bodies is proportional to the product of their masses and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between their centers. Synonym(s):

**law of gravitation**

**Newton rings**- colored rings on thin surfaces.

**newtonian aberration**- the difference in focus or magnification of an image arising because of a difference in the refraction of different wavelengths composing white light. Synonym(s):

**chromatic aberration**

**newtonian constant of gravitation**- a universal constant relating the gravitational force, attracting two masses toward each other when they are separated by a distance.

**newtonian flow**- the type of flow characteristic of a newtonian fluid.

**newtonian fluid**- a fluid in which flow and rate of shear are always proportional to the applied stress.

**newtonian viscosity**- the viscosity characteristics of a newtonian fluid.

## newton

;**N**metric unit of force; i.e. force acting on 1-kg body to cause it to accelerate at 1 metre per second (1m/s)

## newton

the SI unit of force; the force that, when acting continuously upon a mass of 1 kilogram, will impart to it an acceleration of 1 meter per second squared. Symbol N.

Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.

Link to this page: