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
Example sentences from the Web for momentum
A few momenta after, Rica entered the chamber of his guest, where he remained in close conversation till nigh daybreak.Roland Cashel|Charles James Lever
Death came slowly, but it came; and he died, eloquent to the last—novissimo quoque momenta suppeditante eloquentia.The Conflict of Religions in the Early Roman Empire|T. R. Glover
The chief momenta in the physico-theological argument are as follow: 1.
The change does not consist of these momenta, but is generated or produced by them as their effect.
Again, if the values of the velocities and the momenta Reciprocal theorems.
British Dictionary definitions for momentum
noun plural -ta (-tə) or -tums
Word Origin for momentum
Scientific definitions for momentum
Plural momenta momentums
Cultural definitions for 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.)