- A brief, unspecified amount of time.
Etymology: From French, moment, from momentumLatin, momentum.
- Wait up a , while I lock the front door.
- weight, Weight or importance.
- 1904, 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 . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Second Stain" (Norton 2005, p.1192)
- (physics) The magnitude of force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
- (historical) A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
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