Moment of rotation
Rotation Ro*ta"tion, n. [L. rotatio: cf. F. rotation.] 1. The act of turning, as a wheel or a solid body on its axis, as distinguished from the progressive motion of a revolving round another body or a distant point; thus, the daily turning of the earth on its axis is a rotation; its annual motion round the sun is a revolution. [1913 Webster]

2. Any return or succesion in a series. [1913 Webster]

{Moment of rotation}. See {Moment of inertia}, under {Moment}.

{Rotation in office}, the practice of changing public officers at frequent intervals by discharges and substitutions.

{Rotation of crops}, the practices of cultivating an orderly succession of different crops on the same land. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • moment of rotation — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a couple — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moment of a force — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of inertia — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moment of the mass — Moment Mo ment, n. [F. moment, L. momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, fr. movere to move. See {Move}, and cf. {Momentum}, {Movement}.] 1. A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Moment of inertia — This article is about the moment of inertia of a rotating object, also termed the mass moment of inertia. For the moment of inertia dealing with the bending of a beam, also termed the area moment of inertia, see second moment of area. In… …   Wikipedia

  • moment of inertia — This is similar to inertia except that it relates to rotating movement rather than linear movement. Linear movement is the tendency of an object to remain motionless if at rest and to keep moving in a straight line if already in motion. The… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • moment of force — noun The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. The moment is equal to the magnitude of the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance between its line of action and the axis of… …   Wiktionary

  • moment of momentum — judesio kiekio momentas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Dydis, lygus dalelės padėties vektoriaus iš tam tikro taško į dalelę ir jos judesio kiekio vektorinei sandaugai, t. y. L = r · p; čia L – judesio kiekio momento… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

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