# Newton's second law

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## Newton's second law

*n.*

The principle stating that a force acting on a body is equal to the acceleration of that body times its mass, assuming a constant mass. Expressed mathematically, F = ma, where F is the force in Newtons, m is the mass of the body in kilograms, and a is the acceleration in meters per second per second.

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Noun | 1. | Newton's second law - the rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the forcelaw of motion, Newton's law, Newton's law of motion - one of three basic laws of classical mechanics |

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