Definition of newton in English:
The SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one metre per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes.
- Timber can usually soften and take about 100 kilograms, 1,000 newtons per square centimetre.
- A newton has a mass unit of kilograms and an acceleration unit of meters squared per second.
- Both are units of force, but one pound-force is equal to 4.45 newtons.
early 20th century: named after Sir Issac Newton (see Newton, Sir Isaac).
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