# Newton's first law

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## New·ton's first law

(no͞ot′nz, nyo͞ot′-)
n.
The principle stating that a body at rest will remain at rest, and a body in motion will remain in motion with a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force. Also called law of inertia.

[After Isaac Newton.]
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 Noun 1 Newton's first law - a body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external forcelaw of motion, Newton's law, Newton's law of motion - one of three basic laws of classical mechanics
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