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bending moment

noun, Physics.
the algebraic sum of the moments about the neutral axis of any cross section of a beam.
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First recorded in 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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bending moment

the algebraic sum of all the moments to one side of a cross-section of a beam or other structural support
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