What does moment mean?

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ˈmoʊ məntmo·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. moment, minute, second, instant(noun)

    a particular point in time

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  2. moment, mo, minute, second, bit(noun)

    an indefinitely short time

    "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"

  3. here and now, present moment, moment(noun)

    at this time

    "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"

  4. consequence, import, moment(noun)

    having important effects or influence

    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"

  5. moment(noun)

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

  6. 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

Wiktionary

  1. moment(Noun)

    A brief, unspecified amount of time.

    Wait up a moment, while I lock the front door.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  2. moment(Noun)

    The smallest portion of time; an instant.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  3. moment(Noun)

    Weight or importance.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  4. moment(Noun)

    The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  5. moment(Noun)

    A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  6. moment(Noun)

    A petit mal episode; such a spell.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

  7. moment(Noun)

    A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.

    Etymology: From moment, from momentum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Moment(noun)

    a minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment

  2. Moment(noun)

    impulsive power; force; momentum

  3. Moment(noun)

    importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration

  4. Moment(noun)

    an essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance

  5. Moment(noun)

    an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement

  6. Moment(noun)

    tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis

Freebase

  1. Moment

    Moment is an American Jewish magazine. It publishes articles related to Jewish culture, lifestyle, politics, and religion. Moment is not affiliated with any Jewish organization or religious movement, and its articles and columnists represent a diverse range of political views. It has 65,000 subscribers, and is the largest independent Jewish magazine in America.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Moment

    mō′ment, 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. [Fr.,—L. momentum, for movimentummovēre, to move.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Moment

    When a force is applied so as to tend to produce rotation around a point, the product of the force by the shortest distance from the point of rotation to the extension of the line of the force. Such distance is the perpendicular to the extension of the line through the point of rotation.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. moment

    In air transport, the weight of a load multiplied by its distance from a reference point in the aircraft.

Editors Contribution

  1. moment

    A unit of time.

    Each moment was defined by peace, love, joy and unity and it felt so wonderful to be united focused on the unity of what makes humanity so wonderful, creation in motion.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #442

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #335

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'moment' in Nouns Frequency: #116

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How to say moment in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of moment in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of moment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of moment in a Sentence

  1. R. D. Laing:

    From the moment of birth, when the stone-age baby confronts the twentieth-century mother, the baby is subjected to these forces of violence, called love, as its mother and father have been, and their parents and their parents before them. These forces are mainly concerned with destroying most of its potentialities. This enterprise is on the whole successful.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Everything in life is temporary. Every time it rains, it stops raining after a while. Each time you get hurt, it heals. After darkness there is always light. We are reminded of this every morning, but still we often forget. Instead we choose to believe that the night will last forever. But it cannot and will not. Nothing lasts forever. Thus, if things are good for you presently enjoy them. Because, they will not last forever. Moreover, if things are bad for you currently, don’t worry. For, they will not last forever either. Now listen up, just because life is not easy at the moment, does not mean you cannot make it again. Besides, that you are presently challenged, does not mean you cannot laugh at last. Every moment gives you a new beginning and a new ending. You get a second chance, every second. So, you just have to take it and make the best of it. For, eventually everything is going to be okay someday (only believe). -Emeasoba George

  3. Al Jazeera:

    It's awesome to be home. It's absolutely awesome, this is a moment that I rehearsed in my mind at least 400 times in ... the past 400 days.

  4. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    In the future, if there is any constitutional change, we will see. But at the moment this is the division of power which is clear from the perspective of legality and from the perspective of political responsibility.

  5. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Let my love show you the way and give you guidance in the moment of need.

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