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 for Newtonian
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Newtonian \New*to"ni*an\, n.
     A follower of Newton.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Newtonian \New*to"ni*an\, a.
     Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, or his discoveries.
     [1913 Webster]
     Newtonian philosophy, the philosophy of Sir Isaac Newton;
        -- applied to the doctrine of the universe as expounded in
        Newton's "Principia," to the modern or experimental
        philosophy (as opposed to the theories of Descartes and
        others), and, most frequently, to the mathematical theory
        of universal gravitation.
     Newtonian telescope (Astron.), a reflecting telescope, in
        which rays from the large speculum are received by a plane
        mirror placed diagonally in the axis, and near the open
        end of the tube, and thrown at right angles toward one
        side of the tube, where the image is formed and viewed
        through the eyeplace.
     Newtonian theory of light. See Note under Light.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of or relating to or inspired by Sir Isaac Newton or his
             science; "Newtonian physics"
      n 1: a follower of Isaac Newton

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  NEWTONIAN, adj.  Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented
  by Newton, who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground, but
  was unable to say why.  His successors and disciples have advanced so
  far as to be able to say when.

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