Definition of Newtonian

1. Noun. A follower of Isaac Newton.

Generic synonyms: Follower

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science. "Newtonian physics"
Partainyms: Newton
Derivative terms: Newton

Definition of Newtonian

1. a. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries.

2. n. A follower of Newton.

Definition of Newtonian

1. Adjective. of or relating to Isaac Newton, or his laws and theories ¹

2. Adjective. (physics) Of or relating to classical physics that does not take relativity into account ¹

3. Noun. scientist supporting Isaac Newton's views on physics and mathematics. ¹

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Medical Definition of Newtonian

1. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries. Newtonian philosophy, the philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton; applied to the doctrine of the universe as expounded in Newton's "Principia," to the modern or experimental philosophy (as opposed to the theories of Descartes and others), and, most frequently, to the mathematical theory of universal gravitation. Newtonian telescope, a reflecting telescope, in which rays from the large speculum are received by a plane mirror placed diagonally in the axis, and near the open end of the tube, and thrown at right angles toward one side of the tube, where the image is formed and viewed through the eyeplace. Newtonian theory of light. See Note under Light. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Newtonian

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newtonian aberration
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newtonian fluid
newtonian viscosity

Literary usage of Newtonian

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1. Ferguson's Lectures on Select Subjects in Mechanics, Hydrostatics by James Ferguson (1814)
"As the newtonian telescope was powerfully recommended to the world by the simplicity of its construction, as well as by the name of its illustrious inventor ..."

2. Problems of Science by Federigo Enriques (1914)
"THE TWO TYPES OF MECHANISM: THE CARTESIAN AND THE newtonian. The data of mechanics are qualitatively various: extensive geometric and kinematic data, ..."

3. Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productions by Robert Chambers (1850)
"Besides a Theory of the Earth, in defence of the Mosaic account of the creation, published in 1696, and some tracts on the newtonian system, he wrote an /. ..."

4. A History of the Study of Mathematics at Cambridge by Walter William Rouse Ball (1889)
"CHAPTER V. THE RISE OF THE newtonian SCHOOL. CIRC. 1690—1730. IN the last chapter I enumerated very briefly the more important discoveries of Newton, ..."

5. A System of Analytic Mechanics by Benjamin Peirce (1855)
"But the newtonian shell may be subdivided by similar and similarly placed concentric ellipsoidal surfaces into an infinite number of ..."

6. Advanced Methodological Issues in Culturally Competent Evaluation for edited by Ada-Helen Bayer, Frances L. Brisbane, Amelie Ramirez, Leonard G. Epstein (1998)
"Social Science and the newtonian Paradigm Since the latter part of the 19th century, Western culture has both been enamored of and ..."

7. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1878)
"newtonian observers cannot understand how those who observe with refractors or Cassegrain reflectors can bear to strain their neck so in looking up through ..."

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