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Definitions of moment

  1. having important effects or influence; " decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; " virtue is of more moment that security"
  2. a particular point in time; " the moment he arrived the party began"
  3. an indefinitely short time; " wait just a moment"; " it only takes a minute"; " in just a bit"
  4. the n- th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n- th power of the deviations from a fixed value
  5. the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces
  6. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.
  7. Impulsive power; force; momentum.
  8. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
  9. An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
  10. Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Importance; minute portion of time.
  14. Consequence or importance.
  15. 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.
  16. The smallest possible portion of time; an instant; one- sixtieth part of a minute; importance; value; force.
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Usage examples for moment

  1. She thought hard for a moment. – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  2. Now is your moment. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. You have not a moment to lose." – The Prairie Chief by R.M. Ballantyne
  4. " Come up a moment so that I may go with you," she said. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  5. Say, Ferradji, that we will be there in a moment. – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  6. In a moment the guns and the grenades were in the truck along with Tony, the general, and Allison. – A Yankee Flier in Italy by Rutherford G. Montgomery
  7. From that Moment he was quiete. – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  8. Christina for a moment said nothing. – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  9. Mr. Longdon thought a moment. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  10. And then he thought for a moment of Polly! – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  11. He thought for a moment. – Null-ABC by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
  12. I had to go down for a moment when Mortensgaard came. – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  13. And then she was gone from him, for the moment. – Life Sentence by James McConnell
  14. Shorland thought for a moment. – Cumner & South Sea Folk, v5 by Gilbert Parker
  15. Well, the moment and the man had come. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  16. He could not wait a moment, but went at once to Adharlal's house to see Venu. – Stories from Tagore by Rabindranath Tagore
  17. At this moment I see her there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  18. Then after a moment he asked, " Why?" – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
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