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1. The measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion or rotation about an axis, equal to the product of the force vector and the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force; the moment of a force.
2. A turning or twisting force.
tr.v. torqued, torqu·ing, torques
To impart torque to.
torque 2or torc (tôrk)
A collar, a necklace, or an armband made of a strip of twisted metal, worn by the ancient Celts and Germans.
1. (Archaeology) Also: torc a necklace or armband made of twisted metal, worn esp by the ancient Britons and Gauls
2. (General Physics) any force or system of forces that causes or tends to cause rotation
3. (Mechanical Engineering) the ability of a shaft to cause rotation
[C19: from Latin torquēs necklace, and torquēre to twist]
n., v. torqued, torqu•ing. n.
1. something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation.
2. the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance.
3. the rotational effect on plane-polarized light passing through certain liquids or crystals.v.i., v.t.
4. to rotate or cause to rotate or twist.
[1880–85; < Latin torquēre to twist]
a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usu. of precious metal, worn esp. by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
[1825–35; < French < Latin torques]
The tendency of a force applied to an object to make it rotate about an axis. Torque is equal to the amount of the force acting on the object multiplied by the distance from its point of application to the axis around which the object rotates (or would rotate if it were not fixed in place).
Torqueof mechanics—Lipton, 1970.
torque[ˈtɔːrk] n → couple m
n (Mech) → Drehmoment nt
n., Fr. torque, fuerza rotatoria.