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a. The act of twisting or turning.
b. The condition of being twisted or turned.
2. The stress or deformation caused when one end of an object is twisted in one direction and the other end is held motionless or twisted in the opposite direction.
[Middle English torcion, wringing pain in the bowels, from Old French torsion, from Late Latin torsiō, torsiōn-, a wringing pain, variant of Latin tortiō, from tortus, past particple of torquēre, to twist; see torsade.]
1. (Mechanical Engineering)
a. the twisting of a part by application of equal and opposite torques at either end
b. the condition of twist and shear stress produced by a torque on a part or component
2. the act of twisting or the state of being twisted
[C15: from Old French, from medical Latin torsiō griping pains, from Latin torquēre to twist, torture]
1. the act of twisting.
2. the state of being twisted.
a. the twisting of an object by two equal and opposite torques.
b. the internal torque so produced.
[1375–1425; late Middle English torcion wringing one's bowels < Old French torsion < Late Latin torsiō torment, for Latin tortiō, derivative of torqu(ēre) to twist]
The stress that an object undergoes when one of its ends is twisted out of line with the other end.
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|Noun||1.||torsion - a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"|
|2.||torsion - a twisting force |
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
torsion[ˈtɔːʃən] N → torsión f
torsion[ˈtɔːrʃən] n → torsion f
torsion[ˈtɔːʃ/ən] n → torsione f
n. torsión, rotación de una parte sobre su propio eje longitudinal;
ovarian ___ → ___ ovárica;
testicular ___ → ___ testicular.