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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. In the meter-kilogram-second system, the unit of force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram one meter per second per second, equal to 100,000 dynes. See Table at measurement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of force; the force required to accelerate a mass of one kilogram by one metre per second per second. Symbol: N.

Etymologies

After Sir Isaac Newton.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after the English scientist Sir Isaac Newton. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Tim Bartell on May 23, 2008 thandi newton is smart as hell (cambridge alum) PLUS she can drink and swear with the best of the lads. add that to her hotness which you rightly acknowledge, and we have a winning combo olivio on Aug 19, 2008

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  • October 27th, 2002 · Posted by: Susan in Announcements funny thing about this film. .we watched charade last night. .and i have to tell you … while thandie newton is great as regina lambert and is a great match for audrey hepburn … mark wahlberg was not as convincing in the cary grant role as the man who falls in love with reggie … tim robbins is no walter matthau. .although he tries really hard … movie was not as bad as i thought it would be. .it held its own and was a little different from charade … all in all, i thought charade was much better … oh yeah, and watch out for the little “in” jokes and stay until the final credits roll … would give this movie a b ….

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  • One newton is approximately the amount of force needed to lift a baseball in Earth’s gravity.

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  • To put it in perspective, a newton is the force of gravity on something of a small mass– 102 g– like an apple. 1,500 newtons is the force of gravity on an apple on a planet about 1/2 the mass of the sun.

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  • A newton is the force required to accelerate a mass of 1 kg 1 meter/second.

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  • The PDA was called newton so there is a link there.

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  • (A newton is the unit of force that, acting on a mass of one kilogram, increases its velocity by one metre per second every second along the direction in which it acts.)

    Chapter 12

  • The newton is a unit of force defined as follows: a force which, when acting for one second on a mass of one kilogram gives it a velocity of one metre per second.

    Chapter 4

  • The newton is the SI unit of force - it's the push needed to get a kilogram going one meter per second faster, every second.

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  • Let me give you an example - a newton is a good idea that seems to have appeared out of nowhere.

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