laws of motion

laws of motion plural noun see under ↑motion
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Main Entry:law
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laws of motion
1. Newton's three laws: (1) every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, except so far as it may be compelled by force to change that state
2. (2) change of motion is proportional to force applied, and takes place in the direction of the straight line in which the force acts
3. (3) to every action there is always an equal and contrary reaction
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Main Entry:motion

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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