- the twisting of a body by two equal and opposite torques.
- the internal torque so produced.
- the degree of departure of a curve from a plane.
- a number measuring this.
Origin of torsion
OTHER WORDS FROM torsiontor·sion·al, adjectivetor·sion·al·ly, adverb
How to use torsion in a sentence
Attention must be called to the rapid increase in the torsional rigidity of these threads as the temperature rises.On Laboratory Arts|Richard Threlfall
Apparatus: The torsion test is made in a Riehle-Miller torsional testing machine or its equivalent.The Mechanical Properties of Wood|Samuel J. Record
H, thin glass hook: A, aluminium wire attached to petiole for magnification of torsional movement.
Torsional response will then appear as a movement either with or against the hands of the clock.
A very light index was attached to the leaflet for magnifying the subsequent torsional movement.
British Dictionary definitions for torsion
- the twisting of a part by application of equal and opposite torques at either end
- the condition of twist and shear stress produced by a torque on a part or component