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Meaning of NEWTONIAN

Pronunciation:  nyoo'towneeun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a follower of Isaac Newton
  2. [adj]  of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his science; "Newtonian physics"

NEWTONIAN is a 9 letter word that starts with N.


 See Also: follower



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \New*to"ni*an\, a.
    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} (Astron.), 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}.
  2. \New*to"ni*an\, n.
    A follower of Newton.