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MO'MENT, n. [L. momentum. This word is contracted from motamentum, or some other word,the radical verb of which signified to move, rush, drive or fall suddenly, which sense gives that of force. The sense of an instant of time is from falling or rushing, which accords well with that of meet.]

1. The most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Cor.15.

2. Force; impulsive power.

--Touch with lightest moment of impulse,

His free will.

Little used; but hence,

3. Importance in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value.

It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment to us than the others.



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MO'MENT, n. [L. momentum. This word is contracted from motamentum, or some other word,the radical verb of which signified to move, rush, drive or fall suddenly, which sense gives that of force. The sense of an instant of time is from falling or rushing, which accords well with that of meet.]

1. The most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Cor.15.

2. Force; impulsive power.

--Touch with lightest moment of impulse,

His free will.

Little used; but hence,

3. Importance in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value.

It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment to us than the others.

MO'MENT, n. [L. momentum. This word is contracted from motamentum, or some other word, the radical verb of which signifies to move, rush, drive or fall suddenly, which sense gives that of force. The sense of an instant of time is from falling or rushing; which accords well with that of meet.]

  1. The most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Cor. xv.
  2. Force; impulsive power. Touch with lightest moment of impulse, / His free will. Milton. Little used; but hence,
  3. Importance in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value. It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment to us than the others. Bentley.

Mo"ment
  1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment.

    In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Cor. xv. 52.

  2. Impulsive power; force; momentum.

    The moments or quantities of motion in bodies. Berkley.

    Touch, with lightest moment of impulse,
    His free will.
    Milton.

  3. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.

    Matters of great moment. Shak.

    It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment and consequence of us than the others. Bentley.

  4. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.
  5. An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.

    [Obs.]
  6. Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.

    Moment of a couple (Mech.), the product of either of its forces into the perpendicular distance between them. -- Moment of a force. (Mech.) (a) With respect to a point, the product of the intensity of the force into the perpendicular distance from the point to the line of direction of the force. (b) With respect to a line, the product of that component of the force which is perpendicular to the plane passing through the line and the point of application of the force, into the shortest distance between the line and this point. (c) 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. -- Moment of inertia, 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. -- Statical moment, the product of a force into its leverage; the same as moment of a force with respect to a point, line, etc. -- Virtual moment. See under Virtual.

    Syn. -- Instant; twinkling; consequence; weight; force; value; consideration; signification; avail.

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Moment

MO'MENT, noun [Latin momentum. This word is contracted from motamentum, or some other word, the radical verb of which signified to move, rush, drive or fall suddenly, which sense gives that of force. The sense of an instant of time is from falling or rushing, which accords well with that of meet.]

1. The most minute and indivisible part of time; an instant.

In a moment in the twinkling of an eye. 1 Corinthians 15:52.

2. Force; impulsive power.

--Touch with lightest moment of impulse,

His free will.

Little used; but hence,

3. Importance in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value.

It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment to us than the others.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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