# conservation of momentum

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## conservation of momentum

n.
A principle stating that the total linear momentum of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system.

## conservation of momentum

n
(General Physics) the principle that the total linear or angular momentum in any isolated system is constant, provided that no external force is applied

## conservation of momentum

The principle that, in any system, linear or angular momentum is constant unless an external force acts on the system.
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 Noun 1 conservation of momentum - the principle that the total linear momentum in a closed system is constant and is not affected by processes occurring inside the systemconservation - (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations
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