action-reaction law

action-reaction law

[′ak·shən ′rē‚ak·shən ‚lȯ]
(physics)
The law that when one body exerts force on another, the second body exerts a collinear force on the first equal in magnitude but oppositely directed.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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