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MOMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does moment mean? 

MOMENT (noun)
  The noun MOMENT has 6 senses:

1. a particular point in time
2. an indefinitely short time
3. at this time
4. having important effects or influence
5. a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
6. the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

  Familiarity information: MOMENT used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MOMENT (noun)


Sense 1moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular point in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

moment; instant; minute; second

Context example:

the moment he arrived the party began

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

point; point in time (an instant of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moment"):

psychological moment (the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect)

time (a suitable moment)

pinpoint (a very brief moment)

moment of truth (the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull)

moment of truth (a crucial moment on which much depends)

eleventh hour; last minute (the latest possible moment)

climax; culmination (the decisive moment in a novel or play)


Sense 2moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indefinitely short time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

minute; moment; second; bit

Context examples:

wait just a moment / it only takes a minute / in just a bit

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

time (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moment"):

blink of an eye; flash; heartbeat; instant; jiffy; New York minute; split second; trice; twinkling; wink (a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat))


Sense 3moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At this time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

here and now; present moment; moment

Context examples:

the disappointments of the here and now / she is studying at the moment

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

nowadays; present (the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech)


Sense 4moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having important effects or influence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

consequence; moment; import

Context examples:

decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself / virtue is of more moment that security

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

significance (the quality of being significant)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moment"):

matter ((used with negation) having consequence)

hell to pay (dire consequences)


Sense 5moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

force ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moment"):

dipole moment (the moment of a dipole)

moment of a couple (given two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them)

moment of inertia (the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration)


Sense 6moment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("moment" is a kind of...):

statistic (a datum that can be represented numerically)

Domain category:

statistics (a branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "moment"):

second moment (the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from the point of origin)

variance (the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value)


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