['məʊm(ə)nt] or ['momənt]


(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.) a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force).

(noun.) a particular point in time; 'the moment he arrived the party began'.

(noun.) an indefinitely short time; 'wait just a moment'; 'in a mo'; 'it only takes a minute'; 'in just a bit'.

Editor: Robert--From WordNet


(n.) A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment.

(n.) Impulsive power; force; momentum.

(n.) Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.

(n.) An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.

(n.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.

(n.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.

Edited by Aaron

Synonyms and Synonymous

n. [1]. Instant, second, trice, flash, jiffy, twinkling, twinkling of an eye.[2]. Importance, consequence, weight, significance, value, import.

Editor: Spence

Synonyms and Antonyms

SYN:Instant, second, importance, twinkling, trice, weight, force, gravity,consequence, avail

ANT:Age, period, century, generation, triviality, insignificance, worthlessness,unimportance, inefficacy

Checker: Mortimer


n. moving cause or force: importance in effect: value consequence: the smallest portion of time in which a movement can be made: an instant: the precise point of time the right opportunity: (math.) an increment or decrement an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity: (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.—adj. Mō′mentany (Shak.) momentary.—adv. Mō′mentarily.—n. Mō′mentariness.—adj. Mō′mentary lasting for a moment: done in a moment: short-lived.—adv. Mō′mently for a moment: in a moment: every moment.—adj. Mōment′ous of importance: of great consequence.—adv. Moment′ously.—ns. Moment′ousness; Moment′um the quantity of motion in a body measured by the product of the mass and the velocity of the moving body:—pl. Moment′a.

Checker: Micawber


Checker: Max


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