# momentum

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## mo·men·tum

(mō-mĕn′təm)
n. pl. mo·men·ta (-tə) or mo·men·tums
1. Symbol pPhysics A quantity used to measure the motion of a body, equal to the product of the body's mass and its velocity. Also called linear momentum.
2.
a. The force or energy exhibited by a moving body: The ball did not have enough momentum to reach the goalposts.
b. The driving force or advancing strength of a development or course of events: The effort to reform public education has been gaining momentum.
3. Philosophy An essential or constituent element; a moment.

[Latin mōmentum, movement, from *movimentum, from movēre, to move; see meuə- in Indo-European roots.]

## momentum

(məʊˈmɛntəm)
n, pl -ta (-tə) or -tums
1. (General Physics) physics the product of a body's mass and its velocity. Symbol: p See also angular momentum
2. (General Physics) the impetus of a body resulting from its motion
3. driving power or strength
[C17: from Latin: movement; see moment]

## mo•men•tum

(moʊˈmɛn təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə), -tums.
1. force or speed of movement; impetus, as of a physical object or course of events: a career that lost momentum.
2. Mech. a quantity expressing the motion of a body or system, equal to the product of the mass of a body and its velocity.
[1690–1700; < Latin mōmentum; see moment]

## mo·men·tum

(mō-mĕn′təm)
A quantity used to measure the motion of a body, equal to the product of its mass and velocity. Any change in the speed or direction of a body changes its momentum.
moment, momentum - Latin momentum, from movere, "move," and -mentum, is the source of moment and momentum, which first meant "moving power."

## momentum

Mass multiplied by velocity.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
 Noun 1 momentum - an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road"impulseforcefulness, strength, force - physical energy or intensity; "he hit with all the force he could muster"; "it was destroyed by the strength of the gale"; "a government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man" 2 momentum - the product of a body's mass and its velocity; "the momentum of the particles was deduced from meteoritic velocities"physical property - any property used to characterize matter and energy and their interactionsangular momentum - the product of the momentum of a rotating body and its distance from the axis of rotation; "any rotating body has an angular momentum about its center of mass"; "angular momentum makes the world go round"

## momentum

noun impetus, force, power, drive, push, energy, strength, thrust, propulsion, welly (slang) This campaign is really gaining momentum.
Translations
زَخَم، قُوَّة دافِعَه
hybnost
fart
incitationquantité de mouvement
mozgásmennyiség
skriîòungi
judėjimo kiekisvaromoji jėga
kustības daudzums
hybnosť

## momentum

[məʊˈmentəm] N (momentums or momenta (pl)) [məʊˈmentə] (Phys) → (fig) →
to gather or gain momentum (lit) → (fig) →

## momentum

[məʊˈmɛntəm] n
[process, movement] →
to gather momentum [process, movement] → s'accélérer
(PHYSICS)

## momentum

n (of moving object)Schwung m; (at moment of impact) → Wucht f; (Phys) → Impuls m; (fig)Schwung m; the rock’s momentum carried it through the wallder Felsbrocken hatte eine solche Wucht, dass er die Mauer durchschlug; he let the car go under its own momentumer ließ das Auto von allein weiterrollen; to gather or gain momentum (lit) (inf); (fig, idea, movement, plan) → in Gang kommen; the campaign is now gathering or gaining momentumdie Kampagne kommt nun in Gang or in Schwung; to keep going under its own momentum (lit)sich aus eigener Kraft weiterbewegen; (fig)eine Eigendynamik entwickelt haben; to lose momentum (lit, fig)

## momentum

[məʊˈmɛntəm] n (Phys) → momento, quantità f inv di moto (fig) →
to gather or gain momentum (vehicle, person) → (fig) →
to lose momentum (vehicle, person) → (fig) →

## momentum

(məˈmentəm) noun
the amount or force of motion in a moving body.

## mo·men·tum

n. L. momentum; ímpetu; fuerza de movimiento.
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