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[noun] having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment that security"
[noun] the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value
[noun] the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces
[noun] at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"
[noun] a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"
[noun] an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
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\Mo"ment\, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at thet very moment. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. --1 Cor. xv. 52. 2. Impulsive power; force; momentum. The moments or quantities of motion in bodies. --Berkley. Touch, with lightest moment of impulse, His free will. --Milton. 3. Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration. Matters of great moment. --Shak. It is an abstruse speculation, but also of far less moment and consequence of us than the others. --Bentley. 4. An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance. 5. (Math.) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement. [Obs.] 6. (Mech.) Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis. {Moment of a couple} (Mech.), the product of either of its forces into the perpendicular distance between them. {Moment of a force}. (Mech.)
(a) With respect to a point, the product of the intensity of the force into the perpendicular distance from the point to the line of direction of the force.
(b) With respect to a line, the product of that component of the force which is perpendicular to the plane passing through the line and the point of application of the force, into the shortest distance between the line and this point.
(c) With respect to a plane that is parallel to the force, the product of the force into the perpendicular distance of its point of application from the plane. {Moment of inertia}, of a rotating body, the sum of the mass of each particle of matter of the body into the square of its distance from the axis of rotation; -- called also {moment of rotation} and {moment of the mass}. {Statical moment}, the product of a force into its leverage; the same as {moment of a force} with respect to a point, line, etc. {Virtual moment}. See under {Virtual}. Syn: Instant; twinkling; consequence; weight; force; value; consideration; signification; avail.

Synonyms for moment

bit, consequence, here and now, import, minute, present moment, second

Antonyms: inconsequence

See also: blink of an eye | climax | couple | culmination | dipole moment | flash | force | hell to pay | instant | jiffy | matter | moment of truth | New York minute | nowadays | pinpoint | point | point in time | present | psychological moment | second moment | significance | split second | statistic | time | trice | twinkling | variance | wink |

Related terms: a breath, avail, century, charisma, compulsion, consequentiality, dominance, driving force, flash, fortnight, hold, impellent, impulse, incidental power, influence, momentum, motive power, prestige, rule, seniority, seriousness, sway

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Let's analyse "moment" as pure text. This string has Six letters in Two syllables and Two vowels. 33.3% of vowels is 5.3% less then average English word. Written in backwards: TNEMOM. Average typing speed for these characters is 1545 milliseconds. [info]

Morse code: -- --- -- . -. -


Hearts desire number calculated from vowels: moment: 6 + 5 = 11, reduced: 11 . and the final result is Eleven.
Destiny number calculated from all letters: moment: 4 + 6 + 4 + 5 + 5 + 2 = 26, reduced: 8, and the final result is Eight.

Tarot cards

Letter Num. Tarot c. Intensity Meaning
E (1) 5 Hierophant Wise, Crafty, Daring, Inventive
M (2) 13 Death Creator, Developer, Builder
N (1) 14 Temperance Healer, Wise, Survivor, Crafty
O (1) 15 Devil Optimist, Gamesman, Marketer, Hunter
T (1) 20 Judgement Unswerving, Steadfast, Demanding, Forceful

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