HyperDic: law_of_motion

English > 1 sense of the expression law of motion:
NOUNcognitionlaw of motion, Newton's law of motion, Newton's lawone of three basic laws of classical mechanics
English > law of motion: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningOne of three basic laws of classical mechanics.
SynonymsNewton's law of motion, Newton's law
Narrowerfirst law of motion, Newton's first law of motion, Newton's first lawA body remains at rest or in motion with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force
second law of motion, Newton's second law of motion, Newton's second lawThe rate of change of momentum is proportional to the imposed force and goes in the direction of the force
third law of motion, Newton's third law of motion, Newton's third law, law of action and reactionaction and reaction are equal and opposite
Broaderlaw, law of natureA generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature

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