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English

Etymology

From Old French moment, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] momentum.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
moment

Plural
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  1. A brief, unspecified amount of time.
    Wait up a moment, while I lock the front door.
  2. The smallest portion of time; an instant.
  3. Weight or importance.
    • 1597, Wm. Shakespeare, Richard III, 3,7,67:
      In deep designs, in matter of great moment, / No less importing than our general good.
    • 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Second Stain’ (Norton 2005, p.1192)
      The document in question is of such immense importance that its publication might very easily – I might almost say probably – lead to European complications of the utmost moment.
  4. (physics, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
  5. (historical) A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
  6. (informal) A petit mal, a spell.
  7. (colloquial) A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.

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References

  • 1897 Universal Dictionary of the English Language, v 3 p 3174. ("The smallest portion of time; an instant." is a direct quote from this Dictionary.)

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Catalan

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ca:Template:lang:la derivations]] momentum

Noun

moment m. (plural moments)

Singular
moment m.

Plural
moments m.

  1. moment

Dutch

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:nl:Template:lang:la derivations]] momentum

Noun

moment n.

  1. moment

French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:fr:Template:lang:la derivations]] momentum.

Pronunciation

Noun

moment m. (plural moments)

  1. moment

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Romanian

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:ro:Template:lang:la derivations]] momentum

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [mo'ment]

Noun

moment n. (plural momente)

  1. moment

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