noun, plural mo·men·ta [moh-men-tuh] /moʊˈmɛn tə/, mo·men·tums.
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Origin of momentum
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH momentummemento momentum
Words nearby momentum
British Dictionary definitions for linear momentum
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
Word Origin for momentum
Scientific definitions for linear momentum (1 of 2)
Scientific definitions for linear momentum (2 of 2)
Plural momenta momentums
Cultural definitions for linear momentum
In physics, the property or tendency of a moving object to continue moving. For an object moving in a line, the momentum is the mass of the object multiplied by its velocity (linear momentum); thus, a slowly moving, very massive body and a rapidly moving, light body can have the same momentum. (See Newton's laws of motion.)