## moment vs momentum

moment momentum

### Definitions

• 1) historical A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
• 2) colloquial A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.
• 3) A brief, unspecified amount of time.
• 4) The smallest portion of time; an instant.
• 5) informal A petit mal episode; such a spell.
• 6) physics, mechanics The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
• 7) Weight or importance.
• 8) The product of a quantity, such as force or mass, and its perpendicular distance from a reference point.
• 9) Outstanding significance or value; importance.
• 10) A brief period of time that is characterized by a quality, such as excellence, suitability, or distinction.
• 11) The tendency to cause rotation about a point or axis.
• 12) A phase or aspect of a logically developing process.
• 13) An essential or constituent element, as of a complex idea.
• 14) A specific point in time, especially the present time.
• 15) A brief, indefinite interval of time.
• 16) A point in time that is gratifying or noteworthy.
• 17) An occasion affording an opportunity.
• 18) A particular period of importance, influence, or significance in a series of events or developments.
• 19) Statistics The expected value of a positive integer power of a random variable. The first moment of a random variable is the mean of its probability distribution.
• 20) (Mech.), With respect to a point, With respect to a line, With respect to a plane that is parallel to the force the product of the force into the perpendicular distance of its point of application from the plane.
• 21) See under Virtual.
• 22) An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
• 23) Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.
• 24) the product of a force into its leverage; the same as moment of a force with respect to a point, line, etc.
• 25) A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant.
• 26) (Math.), obsolete An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
• 27) Impulsive power; force; momentum.
• 28) of a rotating body, the sum of the mass of each particle of matter of the body into the square of its distance from the axis of rotation; -- called also moment of rotation and moment of the mass.
• 29) (Mech.) the product of either of its forces into the perpendicular distance between them.
• 30) (Mech.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.
• 31) having important effects or influence
• 32) at this time
• 33) a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
• 34) a particular point in time
• 35) In mathematics, an increment or decrement; an infinitesimal change in a varying quantity.
• 36) A forcible or convincing plea.
• 37) With reference to a line or axis, the product of the component of the force in the plane perpendicular to the line by the distance of that component from that line.
• 38) In statistics, influence in determining the position of the center or of the axis of distribution, as of population or resources.
• 39) Momentum; impetus; moving cause; impelling force or occasion.
• 40) A space of time incalculably or indefinitely small.
• 41) A brief interval; the passing time: in the phrase for aor the moment: as, for a moment he was at a loss.
• 42) In mech., in general, effect; avail.
• 43) Precise point of time; exact or very instant, as of a motion, action, or occurrence: as, at that moment he expired.
• 44) The present time; especially, with the definite article, the precise instant of opportunity.
• 45) An essential or constituent element; an important factor.
• 46) Notable purport; weight or value; importance; consequence: as, his opinions are of little moment to us.

### Definitions

• 1) physics (of a body in motion) the product of its mass and velocity.
• 2) The impetus, either of a body in motion, or of an idea or course of events. (i.e: a moment)
• 3) The force or energy exhibited by a moving body.
• 4) The driving force or advancing strength of a development or course of events.
• 5) Philosophy An essential or constituent element; a moment.
• 6) Physics A quantity used to measure the motion of a body, equal to the product of the body's mass and its velocity.
• 7) (Mech.) The quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied by the velocity; impetus.
• 8) Essential element, or constituent element.
• 9) A property of an activity or course of events, viewed as analogous to forward motion or to physical momentum (def. 1), such that the activity is believed to be able to continue moving forward without further application of force or effort; -- often used to describe an increase in the acquisition of public support for a purpose.
• 10) the product of a body's mass and its velocity
• 11) an impelling force or strength
• 12) Constituent or essential element. Compare moment, 6.
• 13) In mech., the product of the mass and velocity of a body; the quantity of motion of a body.
• 14) In musical notation, an eighth-rest.
• 15) An impulse; an impelling force; impetus.

### Examples

• 1) The fans saw until the last moment we tried to win.
• 2) The two said that they would have walked away the moment anyone felt uncomfortable about their deception.
• 3) They wait for one moment and they got that moment.
• 4) At this moment in time he has lost the ability to win football matches.
• 5) The court had previously been told that the stabbings happened within moments of each other.
• 6) Her rivals should not wait until the last moment to suggest alternatives.
• 7) Sometimes you can lose the match in one moment.
• 8) We had the luck to make a chance at the last moment.
• 9) It only takes a moment for the point to be made.
• 10) Your moment may come sooner than you know.
• 11) Many moments will have you seriously scratching your head.
• 12) Was it all about to be thrown away in a moment?
• 13) For one moment she dropped her mask and the clawing agony was plain to see.
• 14) You just wait for that moment in which something happens.
• 15) We are not convinced that this is happening at the moment.
• 16) You will have moments of absolute panic but you will ride through them.
• 17) This does not mean for a moment that he became any less divine.
• 18) The moment had lasted no more than three seconds.
• 19) All my postwar generation can point to moments of change.
• 20) We cannot say what it is at the moment but it may be a very significant clue.
• 21) Their museums and memories are moments away.
• 22) In that moment something exceptional was evident.
• 23) Look what is happening at the moment.
• 24) This kind of love is built of the bricks of a hundred small memories and moments in time.
• 25) They aren't some iconic moment when time stops.
• 26) Diary Entry by Alan MacDonald (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Let\'s use the Health Care bill as an Obama "teaching moment"'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Let\'s use the Health Care bill as an Obama \'teaching moment\' --- not him \'teaching us\ 'but us \'teaching him\'! '
• 27) In principle, this whole sequence of events, foreseen and foreshadowed from the moment of your birth -- from _this moment_ -- can be avoided.
• 28) Odillon Barrot was the hero of the moment -- literally _of the moment_.
• 29) We _can_ attack here with more men and more munitions than the enemy the very moment we care to accept the principle that, _at this moment_, Constantinople and the heartening up of Russia and ascendency amongst the Balkan States are not only the true positive objectives of our strategy, but are the sole strategical stunts upon the board.
• 30) Hence the spark and shock at the moment of disjunction, although resulting from great intensity and quantity, of the current _at that moment_, are no direct indicators or measurers of the intensity or quantity of the constant current previously passing, and by which they are ultimately produced.
• 31) Tea partier Paladino's John "Mr. Puddles" McCain moment is hardly likely to undercut the prevailing image of the Tea Party as "A hall full of elderly white people in Medicare-paid scooters, railing against government spending and imagining themselves revolutionaries as they cheer on the vice-presidential puppet hand-picked by the GOP establishment."
• 32) It is from this invitation which would come at the end of the worship service that we get the phrase "moment or hour of decision."
• 33) The only translation I know about at the moment is the Russian one, which I think will probably be published before the English one.
• 34) “Subject to the reviews that they are carrying out in June, all I can say at the moment is the outcome looks very positive.”
• 35) ‘I had a brief moment of silent panic when I thought I'd chipped a tooth on a particularly hard bit.’
• 36) ‘Setting aside the real world for a moment, let's return to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.’
• 37) ‘He rubbed his hand over his eyes wearily and thought for a moment before replying.’
• 38) ‘Reynold picked up his fork and played with his salad for a moment before replying.’
• 39) ‘I looked at him blankly and for a moment a look of panic crossed his handsome features.’
• 40) ‘I stopped for a moment in the silent air to enjoy the incredible surroundings which brought tears to my eyes.’
• 41) ‘They each held the other's gaze for a moment, and some silent message was conveyed.’
• 42) ‘He rummaged around for a moment and returned with a pair of black pants and a light blue sleeveless top.’
• 43) ‘Marsha's frown returned and for a moment Thomas feared she'd go all motherly on him.’
• 44) ‘Rachel disappeared for a moment, then returned with a glass of water in her hands.’
• 45) ‘He held my gaze for a moment longer before returning his focus to my grandmother.’
• 46) ‘Wyatt stood silent for a moment, unable to anything other than stare at the duo in front of him.’
• 47) ‘She disappeared for a moment and returned with a towel, blanket, and a first aid kit.’
• 48) ‘His answer was the resolute sort that made her fall silent for a moment in contemplation.’
• 49) ‘He looked away for a moment but returned to steering the cart down the dirt road.’
• 50) ‘They stood there silent for a moment, looking at each other and looking at the stars on the sky.’
• 51) ‘The rebels drag one of their own back from the front, and moments later exact their revenge on the captive man.’
• 52) ‘The girls giggled and spent the next few moments remembering their experiences with Paz in the past.’
• 53) ‘A bingo fan won a £20,000 jackpot prize and promptly offered to split his winnings with a woman he had only met moments earlier.’
• 54) ‘Take a moment now to remember the best thing that ever happened to you.’
• 55) ‘After a few moments it was my turn, and I walked over behind the wall.’
• 56) ‘Then, moments later, she turned on the radio that sat on her nightstand.’
• 57) ‘It is impossible to remember the exact moment I fell in love with music.’
• 58) ‘The third series opens at the exact moment the last episode ended.’
• 59) ‘But some moments will always be remembered just because they sum something up.’
• 60) ‘By painting from photographs, Fromanger and his fellow artists wanted to document exact moments.’
• 61) ‘Worse still, if I hear of some terrible disaster, I will imagine what I was doing at the exact moment it occurred.’
• 62) ‘She has been trained to approach the table only at the exact moment when everyone's mouth is full.’
• 63) ‘A bell was sounded at the exact moment the waves hit, marking two minutes of silence.’
• 64) ‘The exact moment of the disaster was caught on an amateur video camera.’
• 65) ‘She knows the exact moment the boat capsized: ten past three in the afternoon.’
• 66) ‘They need to be investigated in the field, although this might not be the exact moment to do it.’
• 67) ‘The natal chart is a static chart created for the exact moment of the person's birth.’
• 68) ‘We comforted ourselves with the thought that in the end these hairy moments aren't the moments they'll remember.’
• 69) ‘He remembered some of the moments that had endeared the youngster to everyone he met.’
• 70) ‘All eyes, it seemed turned at the exact moment to stare at the handsome man who had strolled into the room.’
• 71) ‘I do remember the door opening onto daylight, always a magic moment, and John inviting us all back to his place.’
• 72) ‘From the moment they met he had always made her laugh and smile, so much that she feared that even the Gods would be jealous.’
• 73) ‘I remember so many wonderful moments it's just hard to pinpoint one.’
• 74) ‘Of course, the moment I got there it was clear that all my concerns were completely groundless.’
• 75) ‘Carla Gray lit up the stage from the moment she stepped onto it.’
• 76) ‘Your body shakes with excitement right up until the moment you step on stage.’
• 77) ‘We all have wonderful ideas hiding inside just waiting for the right moment to be let out.’
• 78) ‘The MRF headquarters just waited for the right moment to publicise the matter as much as possible.’
• 79) ‘By failing to protest at the right moment, I missed the chance of being heard.’
• 80) ‘It should not be so difficult to say these things, but Sonia has been waiting for the right moment.’
• 81) ‘Learn to wait for the right moment, the right partner, the right time to present itself.’
• 82) ‘He has a knack for bringing closure to each of his 10 tracks at just the right moment.’
• 83) ‘I thought it was the right moment to do it, and I thought we'd come out with a new album later.’
• 84) ‘At the right moment the space plane will separate from its host.’
• 85) ‘Today, I read that someone valued the comment I left on their blog; they felt it came just at the right moment.’
• 86) ‘The men in this novel are mostly shadowy figures who seem to appear at the right moment to fill out a necessary niche.’
• 87) ‘Although we entertained the idea of one of us moving, it just never seemed to be the right moment.’
• 88) ‘He seemed to follow her like an owl stalking its prey, waiting for the right moment to strike.’
• 89) ‘She thinks that this is the right moment for her to give her present, just before he goes back on tour.’
• 90) ‘It is very important to be able to save energy in a fight and then attack the right target in the right moment.’
• 91) ‘She rolled over onto her stomach and paused, as if she was waiting for the right moment to move.’
• 92) ‘William spent the winter months preparing and then, once ready, waited for the right moment to invade the country.’
• 93) ‘I took his dagger, hiding it in the folds of my gown, waiting for the right moment to use it.’
• 94) ‘I had to wait for the right moment to use a move I was sure would knock him out cold.’
• 95) ‘He had been laying low for awhile waiting for the right moment to get his revenge.’
• 96) ‘Julia wants to wait until just the right moment before she sends it to you.’
• 97) ‘Many times the country has been marred at critical moments in its development, as was the case with the attack on the Pope.’
• 98) ‘It is therefore exposed to a disproportionately high dose of chemicals at a critical moment of its development.’
• 99) ‘We find ourselves at a historical moment in the course of a major change.’
• 100) ‘There will also be a photo display where you can view the past year's golden moments at the club.’
• 101) ‘The event marked an historic moment for the school as it was the most money ever raised for a charity.’
• 102) ‘The psychologically savvy custodian is adept at pinpointing key moments in his development.’
• 103) ‘The forthcoming convention on the future of a new Europe is going to be a key moment in the development of the EU.’
• 104) ‘She looks back on China as a significant moment in her development as a 400m runner.’
• 105) ‘Concord was the setting of many of my formative moments.’
• 106) ‘It was one of several pivotal moments in his development.’
• 107) ‘Both have been a way of marking significant moments in my personal development.’
• 108) ‘Most hypertext theorists rightly take his article as a key moment in the conceptual development of hypertext.’
• 109) ‘While the Cimento did not survive, it appeared at a crucial moment in the development of early modern science.’
• 110) ‘There comes a moment in the development of a team when it cannot stand still.’
• 111) ‘What can we learn from earlier moments and events in world history that also brought cinema and reality into mutual crisis?’
• 112) ‘Yet, they are, in fact, moments of history captured while still in the making.’
• 113) ‘Depending on your tastes, it was a golden moment in the history of British music or a cringe-making aural atrocity.’
• 114) ‘I think they describe what the psychologists call life stage transition moments and these happen to everyone a number of times.’
• 115) ‘This dramatic episode in history is just the most recent in a century of twists and turns, ugly events and revolutionary moments.’
• 116) ‘I mean, it was one of the most exciting political moments that I can remember, watching these two men debate live.’
• 117) ‘It's more a genial look at the origins and peak moments of different fads in 20th Century America.’
• 118) ‘Martyrs' relics and graves seemed of little moment in a world about to be consumed by fire.’
• 119) ‘His diplomacy won over only the Illyrian king Genthius, whose support proved of little moment.’
• 120) ‘It is therefore of little moment for the affected parties and, derivatively, for social policy.’
• 121) ‘Nothing of any importance or moment was really happening, but it appeared to be.’
• 122) ‘The team used samarium, an element whose spin and orbital moments are opposite and vary with temperature.’
• 123) ‘Here's the sneaky part - we use that fact that atoms with the wrong moments are kicked out of the trap.’
• 124) ‘The relative size of the control surface in relation to its location also will determine the magnitude of the moments.’
• 125) ‘It follows from substitution and rearrangement that the expected value of the second moment of y about x is [(1 / k) + F ST].’
• 126) ‘In that case, one has a finite value of the first moment, i.e., of the average jump length.’
• 127) ‘In the absence of dominance, the expectation of the variance is a second moment in gene frequencies, and the variance of the variance a tractable fourth moment.’
• 128) ‘Just below the surface of the sand, values of the second moment of area either levelled off or increased slightly.’
• 129) ‘And the second moment gives way to a third, and so on, thus yielding the natural numbers.’

### Examples

• 1) But he has struggled to keep up the momentum this campaign.
• 2) The business and brand continue to gain momentum.
• 3) It has shot up the charts and will continue to gain momentum right up to the big day.
• 4) But hopefully we can gain momentum under Gareth.
• 5) The move was helped by the manufacturing and services sectors, which gained momentum towards the end of last year.
• 6) But within a toxic relationship, a speculative plan may gain its own momentum: who is going to blink first?
• 7) Q Can reform momentum be maintained, and what are your priorities now?
• 8) Similarly you can ease off the power and use momentum to get you up the next hill.
• 9) The first crucial lesson is to get early momentum for the campaign.
• 10) This positive momentum is likely to continue.
• 11) Not wanting to rock the boat and maintaining momentum does not really wash.
• 12) We have gained momentum in our performances and results.
• 13) The academy movement has real momentum and it is the future.
• 14) Those four overs changed the momentum of the game and won the match.
• 15) The heavily indebted stock made ground gradually throughout the morning before really gaining momentum around lunch time.
• 16) The campaign is gaining momentum with new initiatives in both vocational and skills training coming from government.
• 17) But the momentum is likely to fade for many.
• 18) It is vital we maintain the momentum of the search.
• 19) This has been going on for a while but it is gaining momentum.
• 20) momentum results from movement against the inertia.
• 21) The goal suggested a change in momentum.
• 22) They were losing momentum, impetus and rhythm as the seconds ticked away on the giant clock.
• 23) They are continually entering with cumulative force into a mood until it gets the mass and momentum of a theory or a motive.
• 24) Large concentrations of refugees have political momentum, power and gravity.
• 25) An avalanche is a better metaphor, conveying the right mix of mass and momentum.
• 26) The simple fact is that there is suddenly big momentum in pan-European power consolidation, with a substantial weight of money and political support behind it.
• 27) ‘In contrast, the active medium in the mechanical laser is the intrinsic angular momenta of electrons and nuclei.’
• 28) ‘At any time, since the momenta of the two masses are opposite and equal in magnitude, the total momentum of the ‘device’ is zero.’
• 29) ‘As nuclei spin, the balance of factors is perturbed, and at very high angular momenta nuclei may adopt odd shapes resembling peanuts, bananas, jumping jacks, or sea urchins, among others.’
• 30) ‘Most of the particles begin the procedure with positions and momenta that trap them within a well of potential energy; only a few have enough energy to escape over a barrier.’
• 31) ‘By observing the particle types, numbers, and momenta in a jet, one can reconstruct the kinematic and quantum properties of the initially scattered parton.’
• 32) ‘As the herd gained momentum the bells on the lead cows rang out louder and the erratic clanging became a regular tolling.’
• 33) ‘The forest of streamers from the wharf to the ship's rail slowly broke as the vessel gained momentum.’
• 34) ‘Its large pointed ears were laid back flat against its head as it gained momentum.’
• 35) ‘In order to fly, the Manx shearwater must be on a steep incline so as to gain momentum and height in the air.’
• 36) ‘Why is the law of momentum conservation not violated when a ball rolls down a hill and gains momentum?’
• 37) ‘The strip strike set the hook, his speed and momentum carried the fish skywards, head shaking, gills flared.’
• 38) ‘Sahn pressed the brakes as hard as he could, but now his own speed and momentum were against him.’
• 39) ‘Racing is all about momentum and carrying speed through corners.’
• 40) ‘Matt's momentum carried him forward, but he used the guys body to spin him in mid air.’
• 41) ‘He jumped off when the disk was close, using his earlier momentum to go speeding towards Valshar's body.’
• 42) ‘That tiny bit of motion gets a little momentum started that eventually builds to the bigger movement you're after.’
• 43) ‘Scuba divers can glide peacefully once they build up some momentum with a few kicks.’
• 44) ‘However, the focus will be on how the company intends to contain costs and yet maintain momentum in development and research.’
• 45) ‘He added that crime trends often gathered momentum as word spreads about the profits.’
• 46) ‘The campaign to rehabilitate Nietzsche in France swiftly gathered momentum.’
• 47) ‘Such criticisms have gathered momentum following the police mishandling of one particular landmark case.’
• 48) ‘This will surely add momentum to a constitutional process already on that track.’
• 49) ‘The process of setting up municipal courts also gained momentum in the course of the year.’
• 50) ‘It developed its own intellectual momentum and with it an independence from the day-to-day political process.’
• 51) ‘The sport of competitive gaming has been gaining momentum along with the growth of the industry.’
• 52) ‘Their growth provides the momentum for the whole process of history.’
• 53) ‘To be really successful from the beginning, the peace process needed momentum.’
• 54) ‘They emanate a kind of spirit and momentum that forces the viewer to look at the world through the eyes of the artist.’
• 55) ‘Sedbergh pressed hard afterwards to build on their momentum but could not force a winning goal.’
• 56) ‘The company has struggled to gain any momentum in revenues and growth since.’
• 57) ‘We know that for the peace process to be ultimately successful, that momentum must be maintained.’
• 58) ‘Within a week she was in London on a training course, her enthusiasm rapidly gaining momentum.’
• 59) ‘As soon as we see the first signs of a loss of economic momentum in the U.S., pressure will come off the euro.’
• 60) ‘Their work created a momentum for development which is still accelerating.’
• 61) ‘That show of strength forced the opposition to try to regain its momentum.’
• 62) ‘Only in this way can we endeavor to maintain and build momentum as we close on the objective.’
• 63) ‘Started two years back, this concept has now gained momentum and spread throughout the nation.’
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