Definition of Newton's first law of motion
1. Noun. A body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force.
Generic synonyms: Law Of Motion, Newton's Law, Newton's Law Of Motion
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Literary usage of Newton's first law of motion
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1. Caloric: Its Mechanical, Chemical, and Vital Agencies in the Phenomena of Nature by Samuel Lytler Metcalfe (1843)
"In regard to what is called Newton-s first law of motion, various and opposite opinions have been entertained. By Leibnitz and other philosophers of the ..."
2. Elementary Treatise on Natural Philosophy by Augustin Privat-Deschanel (1883)
"This is Newton,s first law of motion, and is stated by him in the following terms:— " Every body continues in its state of rest or of uniform motion in a ..."
3. Mechanical and Refrigerating Engineers' Handy Book by Otto Luhr, Henius, Emil Theodore 1885-, Emil Theodore Henius (1913)
"Newton,s First Law of Motion. — Every body persists in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, unless it be compelled by some force to ..."