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tor·sion

 (tôr′shən)
n.
1.
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.]

tor′sion·al adj.
tor′sion·al·ly adv.
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torsion

(ˈtɔːʃən)
n
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]
ˈtorsional adj
ˈtorsionally adv
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tor•sion

(ˈtɔr ʃən)

n.
1. the act of twisting.
2. the state of being twisted.
3.
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]
tor′sion•al, adj.
tor′sion•al•ly, adv.
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tor·sion

(tôr′shən)
The stress that an object undergoes when one of its ends is twisted out of line with the other end.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torsion - a tortuous and twisted shape or positiontorsion - a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions"
distorted shape, distortion - a shape resulting from distortion
2.torsion - a twisting forcetorsion - a twisting force      
force - (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration"
magnetic moment, moment of a magnet - the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field
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Translations

torsion

[ˈtɔːʃən] Ntorsión f
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torsion

[ˈtɔːrʃən] ntorsion f
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torsion

nDrehung f, → Torsion f (spec); degree of torsionDrehbeanspruchung f, → Torsionsschwingung f (spec)
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torsion

[ˈtɔːʃn] ntorsione f
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tor·sion

n. torsión, rotación de una parte sobre su propio eje longitudinal;
ovarian ______ ovárica;
testicular ______ testicular.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

torsion

n torsión f; testicular — torsión testicular
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