Newton's third law


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Newton's third law

n.
The principle stating that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Thus, if one body exerts a force F on a second body, the first body also undergoes a force of the same strength but in the opposite direction.

[After Isaac Newton.]
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Noun1.Newton's third law - action and reaction are equal and opposite
law of motion, Newton's law, Newton's law of motion - one of three basic laws of classical mechanics
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