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TORSION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does torsion mean? 

TORSION (noun)
  The noun TORSION has 2 senses:

1. a tortuous and twisted shape or position
2. a twisting force

  Familiarity information: TORSION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TORSION (noun)


Sense 1torsion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A tortuous and twisted shape or position

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Synonyms:

crookedness; torsion; tortuosity; tortuousness; contortion

Context examples:

they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs / the acrobat performed incredible contortions

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

distorted shape; distortion (a shape resulting from distortion)


Sense 2torsion [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A twisting force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

torque; torsion

Hypernyms ("torsion" 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 "torsion"):

magnetic moment; moment of a magnet (the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field)


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