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Word of the Day
Sunday, July 17, 2011

Definitions for torque

  1. The moment of a force that tends to cause rotation.
  2. The measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance.
  3. A collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usually of precious metal, worn especially by the ancient Gauls and Britons.

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Citations for torque
It's as if they're generating such strength within - such torque - that it's causing their eyes to act weird. Rick Bass, The Hermit's Story: Stories
In order to obtain a fluid motion during operation, the torque applied during the downward motion of the crosspiece needs to approximate the torque created during its upswing. Amy Rost, Survival Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Thrive
Origin of torque
Torque enters English from the Latin torquere, "to twist."