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New·ton(no͞ot′n, nyo͞ot′n), Sir Isaac 1642-1727.
English mathematician and scientist who developed the techniques of calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a corpuscular theory of light, and three laws of motion. His theory of gravitation, presented in Principia Mathematica (1687), was supposedly inspired by the sight of a falling apple.
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1. (Mathematics) of, relating to, or based on the theories of Sir Isaac Newton
2. (General Physics) of, relating to, or based on the theories of Sir Isaac Newton
3. (Astronomy) of, relating to, or based on the theories of Sir Isaac Newton
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New•to•ni•an(nuˈtoʊ ni ən, nyu-)
of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton or to his theories or discoveries.
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|Noun||1.||Newtonian - a follower of Isaac Newton|
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
|Adj.||1.||Newtonian - of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science; "Newtonian physics"|
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