\njˈuːtən ˈɛn], \njˈuːtən ˈɛn], \n_j_ˈuː_t_ə_n__ ˈɛ_n]\
Definitions of NEWTON (N)
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Force measured as this specific type of metric unit. Force due to gravity also uses this unit of weight. One newton is defined as the force needed to accelerate a one kilogram mass at a one meter per second per second rate. It equals about 0.22 pounds or 0.10 kilograms of force, 7.23 poundals, or 105 dynes. The UK scientist Sir Issac Newton (1642-1727) is its namesake.
By Henry Campbell Black