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momentum

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noun mo·men·tum \mō-ˈmen-təm, mə-\

Simple Definition of momentum

  • : the strength or force that something has when it is moving

  • : the strength or force that allows something to continue or to grow stronger or faster as time passes

  • physics : the property that a moving object has due to its mass and its motion

Full Definition of momentum

plural mo·men·ta play \-ˈmen-tə\ or momentums

  1. 1 :  a property of a moving body that the body has by virtue of its mass and motion and that is equal to the product of the body's mass and velocity; broadly :  a property of a moving body that determines the length of time required to bring it to rest when under the action of a constant force or moment

  2. 2 :  strength or force gained by motion or by a series of events

Examples of momentum

  1. The company has had a successful year and hopes to maintain its momentum by introducing new products.

  2. The movie loses momentum toward the end.



Origin of momentum

New Latin, from Latin, movement


First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with momentum



MOMENTUM Defined for Kids

momentum

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noun mo·men·tum \mō-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of momentum

  1. :  the force that a moving body has because of its weight and motion




Medical Dictionary

momentum

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noun mo·men·tum \mō-ˈment-əm, mə-ˈment-\

Medical Definition of momentum

plural mo·men·ta \-ˈment-ə\play or momentums

  1. :  a property of a moving body that the body has by virtue of its mass and motion and that is equal to the product of the body's mass and velocity; broadly :  a property of a moving body that determines the length of time required to bring it to rest when under the action of a constant force





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