Meaning of newton

new•ton

Pronunciation: (nt'n, nyt'n), [key]
— n. Physics.
  1. the SI unit of force, equal to the force that produces an acceleration of one meter per second per second on a mass of one kilogram. Abbr.: N

New•ton

Pronunciation: (nt'n, nyt'n), [key]
— n.
  1. 1642–1727, English philosopher and mathematician: formulator of the law of gravitation.
  2. a city in E Massachusetts, near Boston. 83,622.
  3. a city in central Kansas. 16,332.
  4. a city in central Iowa, E of Des Moines. 15,292.
  5. a male given name: a family name taken from a place-name meaning “new town.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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