noun, plural mo·men·ta [moh-men-tuh] /moʊˈmɛn tə/, mo·men·tums.
Origin of momentum
Examples from the Web for momenta
It was only a momenta thread of timeon which hung the chance as to whether she would clear or not.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
Again, if the values of the velocities and the momenta Reciprocal theorems.
On the other hand, what momenta of true religious thought have these ideals embraced?The Religious Sentiment|Daniel G. Brinton
The change does not consist of these momenta, but is generated or produced by them as their effect.The Critique of Pure Reason|Immanuel Kant
But there are still other momenta that go to make marriage difficult or impossible.Woman under socialism|August Bebel
British Dictionary definitions for momenta
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
Word Origin for momentum
Word Origin and History for momenta
1690s, scientific use in mechanics, "quantity of motion of a moving body," from Latin momentum "movement, moving power" (see moment). Figurative use dates from 1782.
Science definitions for momenta
Plural momenta momentums
Culture definitions for momenta
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.)