Newton's third law of motion


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Newton's third law of motion - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- Aboard the International Space Station, Expedition 38 Commander Koichi Wakata of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and Flight Engineer Rick Mastracchio of NASA help 'Cosmos' host Neil deGrasse Tyson prove Newton's third law of motion through a science experiment in zero gravity.
NEWTON's third law of motion states that every action has an equal and opposite reaction.
Newton's Third Law of Motion says that if you apply a force to anything it will push back just as hard.
Action and reaction, Lydia thought, yet another example of Newton's third law of motion.
The package, considered as being pressed into the passenger's stomach by a fictitious force, does not react (via Newton's Third Law of Motion, action and reaction) upon the source of the fictitious force, for no such source exists.