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Definitions of moment

  1. at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Impulsive power; force; momentum. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The smallest portion of time; an instant; importance; as, affairs of great moment; the measure of a force by its effect in motion around a central point, as in a wheel. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. Moving cause or force: importance in effect: value: the smallest portion of time in which a movement can be made: an instant: (mech.) the moment of a force about a point is the product of the force and the perpendicular on its line of action from the point. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Importance; minute portion of time. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. A very small period of time; an instant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. Consequence or importance. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The most minute part of time; instant; importance; factor. Moment of a force, the product of the force and the perpendicular from where it acts to the line of application. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. The smallest possible portion of time; an instant; one-sixtieth part of a minute; importance; value; force. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. dictgcide_fs
  21. m[=o]'ment, n. moving cause or force: importance in effect: value, consequence: the smallest portion of time in which a movement can be made: an instant: the precise point of time, the right opportunity: (math.) an increment or decrement, an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity: (mech.) the moment of a force about a point is the product of the force and the perpendicular on its line of action from the point.--adj. M[=O]'MENTANY (Shak.), momentary.--adv. M[=O]'MENTARILY.--n. M[=O]'MENTARINESS.--adj. M[=O]'MENTARY, lasting for a moment: done in a moment: short-lived.--adv. M[=O]'MENTLY, for a moment: in a moment: every moment.--adj. M[=O]MENT'OUS, of importance: of great consequence.--adv. MOMENT'OUSLY.--ns. MOMENT'OUSNESS; MOMENT'UM, the quantity of motion in a body, measured by the product of the mass and the velocity of the moving body:--pl. MOMENT'A. [Fr.,--L. momentum, for movimentum--mov[=e]re, to move.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  22. Minute point of time, instant; one m., half a m., (ellipt.) wait a m.; come here this m. (at once); came the very m. (as soon as) I heard of it; timed to the m. (with absolute accuracy); the m. (time that affords an opportunity); am, was, busy at the m. (just now, then), so men of (important at) the m.; (Mech.) m. of a force about a point, measure of its power in causing rotation; importance, as of great, little, no, m., whence momentous a., momentously adv., momentousness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  23. [L.] The Moment of a force with respect to a point is the product of the force and the length of the perpendicular let fall from the point on the line along which the force acts. The term Moment of a force with respect to a line and a plane is also used. The Moment of a couple is the moment of either force about a point in the line of action of the other force. The Moment of inertia of a body with respect to a given axis is the sum of the products formed by multiplying the mass of each particle by the square of its distance from the axis. (For Virtual Moment, vide Virtual.) Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  24. n. [Latin] A minute portion of time; an instant; -force; implusive power; momentum ; -hence, importance in influence or effect; weight; -an essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration. Cabinet Dictionary

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