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torque

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noun \ˈtȯrk\

Definition of torque

  1. 1 :  a force that produces or tends to produce rotation or torsion an automobile engine delivers torque to the drive shaft; also :  a measure of the effectiveness of such a force that consists of the product of the force and the perpendicular distance from the line of action of the force to the axis of rotation

  2. 2 :  a turning or twisting force

Origin and Etymology of torque

Latin torquēre to twist


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torque

verb

Definition of torque

torqued

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torquing

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to impart torque to :  cause to twist (as about an axis)

torquer

noun

First Known Use of torque

1959

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torque

noun
variants: or

torc

Definition of torque

  1. :  a usually metal collar or neck chain worn by the ancient Gauls, Germans, and Britons

Origin and Etymology of torque

French, from Latin torques, from torquēre to twist — more at 1torture

Other Mechanical Engineering Terms


Medical Dictionary

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torque

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noun \ˈtȯrk\

Medical Definition of torque

  1. :  a force that produces or tends to produce rotation or torsion; also :  a measure of the effectiveness of such a force that consists of the product of the force and the perpendicular distance from the line of action of the force to the axis of rotation


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torque

transitive verb

Medical Definition of torque

torqued

;

torquing

  1. :  to impart torque to :  cause to twist (as a tooth about its long axis)



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