Newtonian
Newtonian New*to"ni*an, a. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Newtonian — refers to the work of Isaac Newton, in particular: Newtonian mechanics, also known as classical mechanics Newtonian telescope, a type of reflecting telescope Newtonian cosmology Newtonian dynamics Newtonianism, the philosophical principle of… …   Wikipedia

  • newtonian — NEWTONIÁN, Ă, newtonieni, e, adj., s.m. şi f. 1. adj. Referitor la teoriile lui Newton. 2. Partizan al teoriilor lui Newton. [pr.: nĩu to ni an] – Din fr. newtonien. Trimis de ana zecheru, 09.06.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  newtonián adj …   Dicționar Român

  • Newtonian — New*to ni*an, n. A follower of Newton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Newtonian — adj. of or devised by Isaac Newton (see NEWTON). Phrases and idioms: Newtonian mechanics the system of mechanics which relies on Newton s laws of motion concerning the relations between forces acting and motions occurring. Newtonian telescope a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Newtonian — /nooh toh nee euhn, nyooh /, adj. of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton or to his theories or discoveries: Newtonian physics. [1705 15; NEWTON + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Newtonian — New·to·ni·an n(y)ü tō nē ən adj of, relating to, or following Sir Isaac Newton, his discoveries, or his doctrines <Newtonian dynamics> …   Medical dictionary

  • Newtonian — adj. Newtonian is used with these nouns: ↑mechanics, ↑physics …   Collocations dictionary

  • Newtonian — New|toni|an [nju:ˈtəuniən US nu:ˈtou ] adj relating to the laws of physics that were discovered by the scientist Isaac Newton ▪ Newtonian mechanics …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Newtonian — adjective related to the laws of physics that were discovered by the scientist Isaac Newton: Newtonian mechanics …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Newtonian — adjective Date: 1713 1. of or relating to Sir Isaac Newton or his doctrines 2. classical 4b(2) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”