moment

Definitions

General English

General Science

  • noun a product of a quantity and its perpendicular distance from a reference point, giving it a tendency to cause rotation about a point or an axis

Aviation

  • noun a short period of time
  • noun a point in time

Construction

  • An applied load or force that creates bending in a structural member. It is numerically expressed as the product of the force times the length of the lever arm, and given in units such as foot-pounds.
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