### moment

- a particular point in time
- an indefinitely short time
- at this time
- having important effects or influence

(of earthquakes) A measure of earthquake size related to the leverage of the forces (couples) across the area of the fault slip. The rigidity of the rock times the area of faulting times the amount of slip. Dimensions are dyne-cm (or Newton-meters).

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*n]* - an indefinitely short time 2. [n] - a particular point in time 3. [n] - the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces 4. [n] - the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

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• (n.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement. • (n.) An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance. • (n.) Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration. • (n.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to p...

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*noun* an indefinitely short time; `wait just a moment`; `it only takes a minute`; `in just a bit`

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*noun* the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

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*[mathematics]* In mathematics, a moment is a specific quantitative measure, used in both mechanics and statistics, of the shape of a set of points. If the points represent mass, then the zeroth moment is the total mass, the first moment divided by the total mass is the center of mass, and the second moment is the rotational inertia. If the p...

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*[physics]* == Applications of Multipole Moments == ==History== The concept of moment in physics is derived from the mathematical concept of moments. {clarify|date=May 2014}. The principle of moments is derived from Archimedes` discovery of the operating principle of the lever. In the lever one applies a force, in his day most often human mus...

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*[time]* A moment was a medieval unit of time. The movement of a shadow on a sundial covered 40 moments in a solar hour. An hour in this case means one twelfth of the period between sunrise and sunset. The length of a solar hour depended on the length of the day, which in turn varied with the seasons, so the length of a moment in modern secon...

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Mo'ment noun [ French moment , Latin momentum , for movimentum movement, motion, moment, from movere to move. See Move , and confer Momentum , Movement .] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment

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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 effe...

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A force attempting to produce motion around an axis.

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A measurement of weight at a specific distance (moment arm) from a reference point. This measurement is used to verify the aircraft is within the Center of Gravity (CG) limits. Reference points vary between aircraft.

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a medieval unit of time equal to 1/40 hour or 1.5 minutes. This meaning has come down to us only as 'a brief interval of time.' The moment was divided into 12 ounces of 7.5 seconds each.

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A rotating effect

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A rotating effect. See torque

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A tendency to cause rotation about a point or axis, i.e. the turning effect of a force. It is equal to the product of the F and the perpendicular distance r between the point of axis of rotation (known as the fulcrum) and the line of action of the force, that is T = Fr Imagine resting your arm o...

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an indefinitely short time

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moment, in physics and engineering, term designating the product of a quantity and a distance (or some power of the distance) to some point associated with that quantity. The most theoretically useful moments are moments of masses, areas, lines, and forces, including magnetic force. The concept of t...

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The tendency of a force to cause a rotation about a point or axis which in turn produces bending stresses.

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Type: Term Pronunciation: mō′mĕnt Definitions: 1. The product of a quantity times a distance.

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