Definition of Newtonian in English:


Syllabification: New·to·ni·an
Pronunciation: /n(y)o͞oˈtōnēən


  • 1Relating to or arising from the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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