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Definition of Moment
MomentMoment Mo"ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum
movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See Move, and
cf. Momentum, Movement.]
1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as,
at thet very moment.
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. --1 Cor.
2. Impulsive power; force; momentum.
The moments or quantities of motion in bodies.
Touch, with lightest moment of impulse, His free
3. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight
or value; consideration.
Matters of great moment. --Shak.
It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less
moment and consequence of us than the others.
4. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or
consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
5. (Math.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an
increment or decrement. [Obs.]
6. (Mech.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce
motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
Moment of a couple (Mech.), the product of either of its
forces into the perpendicular distance between them.
Moment of a force. (Mech.)
(a) With respect to a point, the product of the intensity
of the force into the perpendicular distance from the
point to the line of direction of the force.
(b) With respect to a line, the product of that component
of the force which is perpendicular to the plane
passing through the line and the point of application
of the force, into the shortest distance between the
line and this point.
(c) With respect to a plane that is parallel to the force,
the product of the force into the perpendicular
distance of its point of application from the plane.
Moment of inertia, of a rotating body, the sum of the mass
of each particle of matter of the body into the square of
its distance from the axis of rotation; -- called also
moment of rotation and moment of the mass.
Statical moment, the product of a force into its leverage;
the same as moment of a force with respect to a point,
Virtual moment. See under Virtual.
Syn: Instant; twinkling; consequence; weight; force; value;
consideration; signification; avail.
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- "This is the Moment
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- The moment
of inertia, otherwise known
as the m**** moment
of inertia, angular
m****, second moment
of m****, or most accurately, rotational
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- electrical dipole moment
in quantum mechanics Molecular dipole moment
, the electric dipole moment
of a molecule. Bond dipole moment
, the measure
Inc. is an American chemical
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- the zeroth moment
is the total
m****, the first moment
(normalized by total
m****) is the center
of m****, and the second moment
is the moment
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