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  • adj. of or relating to Isaac Newton, or his laws and theories
  • adj. Of or relating to classical physics that does not take relativity into account
  • n. scientist supporting Isaac Newton's views on physics and mathematics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries.
  • n. A follower of Newton.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727), or formed or discovered by him.
  • n. A follower of Newton in philosophy.
  • n. A Newtonian reflecting telescope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science
  • n. a follower of Isaac Newton


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