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# Newton's law of motion

noun
one of three basic laws of classical mechanics
Syn: ↑Newton's law, ↑law of motion
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature
Hyponyms:

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Newton's law of motion,
any one of the three fundamental statements on motion formulated by Isaac Newton: a) a body at rest or moving uniformly in a straight line will remain so unless acted upon by some outside force. b) a change in the motion of a body is proportional to and in the same direction as the force that produces it. c) for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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