torsion

noun tor·sion \ ˈtȯr-shən \

Definition of torsion

1 : the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of forces tending to turn one end or part about a longitudinal axis while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction; also : the state of being twisted
2 : the twisting of a bodily organ or part on its own axis
3 : the reactive torque that an elastic solid exerts by reason of being under torsion

torsional

play \ˈtȯr-shnəl, -shə-nᵊl\ adjective

torsionally

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of torsion

Late Latin torsion-, torsio torment, alteration of Latin tortio, from torquēre to twist


TORSION Defined for English Language Learners

torsion

noun

Definition of torsion for English Language Learners

  • : the twisting of something (such as a piece of metal)


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torsion

noun tor·sion \ ˈtȯr-shən \

medical Definition of torsion

1 : the twisting of a bodily organ or part on its own axis
  • intestinal torsion
2 : the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of forces tending to turn one end or part about a longitudinal axis while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction; also : the state of being twisted

torsional

play \ˈtȯr-shnəl, -shən-ᵊl\ adjective

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