What is moment?

  • (noun): The moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on moment, moments:

Bending Moment
... A bending moment exists in a structural element when a moment is applied to the element so that the element bends ... Moments and torques are measured as a force multiplied by a distance so they have as unit newton-metres (N·m), or pound-foot or foot-pound (ft·lb) ... The concept of bending moment is very important in engineering (particularly in civil and mechanical engineering) and physics ...
Retention And Protention
... of the world is not of a series of unconnected moments ... the few short milliseconds that are registered in a moment of sense perception ... Protention is our anticipation of the next moment ...
Moment - Other
... Moment space surveillance complex, a Russian ELINT complex ... Moments (restaurant), a Michelin-starred restaurant in Barcelona, Spain ...
Matteo Momentè - Biography - Sambenedettese & Venezia
... Momentè graduated from youth team in June 2006 ... Unlike in youth team, Momentè just made 7 goalless appearances as subs, he was sold to Serie C1 side Venezia in co-ownership deal in January 2007, for a peppercorn ... Momentè returned to Venice in 2008–09 season, scored 4 league goals ...
Body Moment
... In mechanics, a moment is a measure of the turning effect of a force about some point in space ... In most practical examples, moments are the results of forces acting at a distance from the point of interest ... If the moment results from a strong body force, such as that produced in a magnetic material in a strong magnetic field, the stress tensor is non-symmetric ...

More definitions of "moment":

  • (noun): The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value.
  • (noun): Having important effects or influence.
    Example: "Virtue is of more moment that security"
    Synonyms: consequence, import
  • (noun): A particular point in time.
    Example: "The moment he arrived the party began"
    Synonyms: minute, second, instant
  • (noun): An indefinitely short time.
    Example: "Wait just a moment"
    Synonyms: minute, second, bit

Famous quotes containing the word moment:

    A set of ideas, a point of view, a frame of reference is in space only an intersection, the state of affairs at some given moment in the consciousness of one man or many men, but in time it has evolving form, virtually organic extension. In time ideas can be thought of as sprouting, growing, maturing, bringing forth seed and dying like plants.
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    It’s an old trick now, God knows, but it works every time. At the very moment women start to expand their place in the world, scientific studies deliver compelling reasons for them to stay home.
    Mary Kay Blakely (20th century)

    The shimmering night does not stay for mortals, not misfortunes, nor wealth, but in a moment it is gone, and to the turn of another comes joy and loss.
    Sophocles (497–406/5 B.C.)