What is the meaning of moment?


  • A particular point in time.
    • usage: "the moment he arrived the party began"
  • An indefinitely short time.
    • usage: "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
  • At this time.
    • usage: "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment"
  • Having important effects or influence.
    • usage: "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence"
  • A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force. )
  • The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value. .
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APAWordNet. (2010). moment. Retrieved October 19, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/moment/definitions/1214928
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