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Syllabification: new·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞otn
(abbreviation: N)


The SI unit of force. It is equal to the force that would give a mass of one kilogram an acceleration of one meter per second per second, and is equivalent to 100,000 dynes.
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  • 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 Newton, Sir Isaac.

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Syllabification: New·ton
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͞otn
A city in eastern Massachusetts, on the Charles River, west of Boston; population 82,139 (est. 2008).

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