from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of eastern Massachusetts, a mainly residential suburb of Boston, comprised of fourteen villages. Population: 82,800.
- Newton, Sir Isaac 1642-1727. English mathematician and scientist who invented differential calculus and formulated the theory of universal gravitation, a theory about the nature of light, and three laws of motion. His treatise on gravitation, presented in Principia Mathematica (1687), was supposedly inspired by the sight of a falling apple.
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- proper n. The name of many English places.
- proper n. An English habitational surname for someone from any of these places
- proper n. Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, alchemist, and natural philosopher
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- n. English mathematician and physicist; remembered for developing the calculus and for his law of gravitation and his three laws of motion (1642-1727)
- n. a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 m/sec/sec to a mass of 1 kilogram; equal to 100,000 dynes
Old English new town. Compare same construction in Italian Napoli ("Naples"). (Wiktionary)