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moment meaning

EN[ˈməʊmənt] [ˈmoʊmənt]
US
WMoment
  • Moment or Moments may refer to:
FR moment

    Definition of moment in English Dictionary

  • NounPLmomentsSUF-ment
    1. A brief, unspecified amount of time.
      1. Wait a moment, while I lock the front door. ‎
    2. The smallest portion of time; an instant.
      1. Here, in the transept and choir, where the service was being held, one was conscious every moment of an increasing brightness; colours glowing vividly beneath the circular chandeliers, and the rows of small lights on the choristers' desks flashed and sparkled in front of the boys' faces, deep linen collars, and red neckbands.
    3. Weight or importance.
      1. (physics, mechanics) The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
        1. (historical) A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
          1. INF A petit mal episode; such a spell.
            1. COL A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.
              1. (mathematics) An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.
              2. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • The identification of the slipping moment was difficult for some trial data owing to numerous excessively small slips, possibly caused by microslips, and small object tilting.
                  • Even though Houston’s moment was already fading by the late 2000s, the city’s hip-hop culture proved to be endlessly portable and disseminatable.
                  • This wasn’t so problematic at first: exhaustion actually suits Christopher Wheeldon’s “Klavier,” a dark exploration of the moment when opulence overripens to decadence.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • They keep their bags packed so they can leave on the spur of the moment.
                  • He said he was going to climb that tree, but he wussed out at the last moment.
                  • This surprised me so much that I dried up for a moment.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                Related Links:
                1. fr moment
                2. en moments
                3. fr moments
                4. en momentary
                5. en momentous
                Source: Wiktionary
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                Grammatically, this word "moment" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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