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Newtonian

Syllabification: New·to·ni·an
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈtōnēən
 
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Definition of Newtonian in English:

adjective

1Relating to or arising from the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
Example sentences
  • So the 20th century brought two major refinements of the old Newtonian picture: quantum mechanics and relativity.
  • The remarkable insight of Einstein was to discard the Newtonian notion of absolute time and view simultaneity in purely operational terms.
  • They lectured on the tenets of the Newtonian system and valiantly defended contentious issues of Newtonian natural philosophy against attacks from critics.
1.1Formulated or behaving according to the principles of classical physics.
Example sentences
  • In the modern Tychonian system, Keplerian and Newtonian principles are maintained, as in the heliocentric theory.
  • According to Newtonian gravity, light is not affected by gravity, as light is massless.
  • Field's formulation of Newtonian gravitational theory postulates, and has variables ranging over, space-time points and space-time regions.

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