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Meaning of MOMENTUM

Pronunciation:  mow'mentum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the product of a body's mass and its velocity; "the momentum of the particles was deduced from meteoritic velocities"
  2. [n]  an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"

MOMENTUM is a 8 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: impulse
 See Also: angular momentum, force, forcefulness, physical property, strength



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mo*men"tum\, n.; pl. L. {Momenta}, F. {Momentums}. [L.
See {Moment}.]
1. (Mech.) The quantity of motion in a moving body, being
   always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied
   into the velocity; impetus.

2. Essential element, or constituent element.

         I shall state the several momenta of the distinction
         in separate propositions.             --Sir W.

Thesaurus Terms
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