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# Newton's laws

/ˈnjutnz lɔz / (say 'nyoohtnz lawz)

plural noun three laws of motion which form the basis of classical dynamics:
1. all bodies continue in a state of rest or uniform linear motion unless they are acted upon by external forces to change that state.
2. the rate of change of momentum of a body is proportional to the force applied to it.
3. to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
{named after Sir Isaac Newton}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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