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Moment

Moment 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. xv. 52. 2. Impulsive power; force; momentum. The moments or quantities of motion in bodies. --Berkley. Touch, with lightest moment of impulse, His free will. --Milton. 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. --Bentley. 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, line, etc. Virtual moment. See under Virtual. Syn: Instant; twinkling; consequence; weight; force; value; consideration; signification; avail.

Moment 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. xv. 52. 2. Impulsive power; force; momentum. The moments or quantities of motion in bodies. --Berkley. Touch, with lightest moment of impulse, His free will. --Milton. 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. --Bentley. 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, line, etc. Virtual moment. See under Virtual. Syn: Instant; twinkling; consequence; weight; force; value; consideration; signification; avail.

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- "At This Moment" is a song written by Billy Vera and recorded live by Vera and his band under the name, Billy & the Beaters, in 1981, during a string of...

- Torque, moment, moment of force or "turning effect" is the rotational equivalent of linear force. The concept originated with the studies by Archimedes...

- A bending moment is the reaction induced in a structural element when an external force or moment is applied to the element causing the element to bend...

- The magnetic moment is the magnetic strength and orientation of a magnet or other object that produces a magnetic field. Examples of objects that have...

- The Moment may refer to: The Moment (Kenny Barron album), a 1994 album The Moment (Framing Hanley album), 2007 The Moment (Kenny G album), 1996 album...

- then the zeroth moment is the total m****, the first moment divided by the total m**** is the center of m****, and the second moment is the rotational...

- The moment of inertia, otherwise known as the angular m**** or rotational inertia, of a rigid body is a quantity that determines the torque needed for a...

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