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From Latin momentum.

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  • (US) IPA: /ˌmoʊˈmɛntəm/

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Singular
Momentum

Plural
Momentums or momenta

Momentum (plural Momentums or momenta)
  1. Patrono:Physics (of a body in motion) the product of its mass and velocity.
  2. The impetus, either of a body in motion, or of an idea or course of events. (i.e: a moment)
    • 1843, Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Old Apple Dealer", in Mosses from an Old Manse
      The travellers swarm forth from the cars. All are full of the momentum which they have caught from their mode of conveyance.
    • 1882, Thomas Hardy, Two on a Tower
      Their intention to become husband and wife, at first halting and timorous, had accumulated momentum with the lapse of hours, till it now bore down every obstacle in its course.

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From *movimentum < moveō (move, set in motion; excite).

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mōmentum (genitive mōmentī); n, second declension

  1. movement, motion, impulse; course
  2. change, revolution, movement, disturbance
  3. particle, part, point
  4. (of time) brief space, moment, short time
  5. cause, circumstance; weight, influence, moment

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Patrono:La-decl-2nd-N

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