A Newton is a unit of measure for force.
- The standard abbreviation is N.
Term Usage Example
A light blow such as a slap has a force of a few tens of newtons.
The newton was first defined as a unit of force on Terra prior to the foundation of the Terran Confederation: it is named for Sir Isaac Newton, a Terran mathematician born around -2859. Technologists found the newton useful as the concept of the Technology Level and standardized ideas about sophont society development began to take form.
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