Adjective "newtonian" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to or arising from the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
  1. 'So the 20th century brought two major refinements of the old Newtonian picture: quantum mechanics and relativity.'
  2. 'They lectured on the tenets of the Newtonian system and valiantly defended contentious issues of Newtonian natural philosophy against attacks from critics.'
  3. 'In the modern Tychonian system, Keplerian and Newtonian principles are maintained, as in the heliocentric theory.'
  4. 'But that's true of billiard balls and we don't resort to quantum physics to explain the Newtonian behaviour or lots of other stuff.'
  5. 'The classic Newtonian view of gravity as a simple force between objects was overthrown by Einstein's vision of gravity as the result of objects warping space and time.'


1. of or relating to Sir Isaac Newton or to his theories or discoveries: Newtonian physics.

More examples(as adjective)

"mechanicses can be newtonian."

"mechanics can be newtonian."

"limits can be newtonian."

"sciences can be newtonian."

"physics can be newtonian."

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