noun, plural mo·men·ta [moh-men-tuh], /moʊˈmɛn tə/, mo·men·tums.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH momentummemento, momentum
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How to use momentum in a sentence
“Investors have a view that the EV market in China has reached a turning point, with the momentum growing around Tesla,” says Bill Russo, founder and CEO of Automobility, a Shanghai-based investment advisory that focuses on mobility.How Tesla led the way for Chinese rival Xpeng’s $1.5 billion IPO|eamonbarrett|August 28, 2020|Fortune
The push for legalization gained momentum in New Jersey in 2011, when voters there passed a non-binding referendum in favor.The Economics of Sports Gambling (Ep. 388 Rebroadcast)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 20, 2020|Freakonomics
The momentum is showing little sign of easing in the third quarter.Haves and Have-Nots: Pandemic Recovery Explodes China’s Wealth Gap|Daniel Malloy|August 19, 2020|Ozy
For now, though, the market’s momentum remains on a gentle upward slope.S&P 500 hits a new record, erasing last of pandemic losses|Verne Kopytoff|August 18, 2020|Fortune
Mismatched vectors, like the z direction vector paired with the y momentum vector, form parallelograms with an area of zero.How Physics Found a Geometric Structure for Math to Play With|Kevin Hartnett|July 29, 2020|Quanta Magazine
In conversation, her ideas emerge at a roiling boil that often takes on a momentum of its own.Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination|Mindy Farabee|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But in 2014, numerous states passed common-sense public safety laws, showing that the momentum for gun safety is building.
Currency problems are procyclical, which is to say that they create their own momentum.
But after Rolling Stone's rape story debacle, how much momentum does the call to ban fraternities have left?
Doing three in a row got a momentum going and I want to keep that momentum going.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth|Alex Suskind|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He rose upon it, it was under him, he felt its lift and irresistible momentum; almost it bore him up the steps.
This most simple steam-engine combined in the greatest degree the two elements of expansion and momentum.
The principle of expansive working and momentum of moving parts was of necessity modified in its application to pump-work.
It was a kind of incredible performance, half on earth and half in the air: it rushed with such impetuous momentum.
But momentum was sufficient to carry Jeff Weedham's roadster out onto the road.
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.)