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Definition 1: having important effects or influence - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where moment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself
  • virtue is of more moment than security
  • that result is of no consequence

Synonyms for moment in the sense of this definition

(moment is a kind of ...) the quality of being significant

"do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power"

(... is a kind of moment ) (used with negation) having consequence

"they were friends and it was no matter who won the games"

(... is a kind of moment ) dire consequences

"when the pig ran away there was hell to pay"

Definition 2: the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value - [noun denoting cognition]

(moment is a kind of ...) a datum that can be represented numerically

(... is a kind of moment ) the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from the point of origin

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

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

Definition 3: a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force) - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(moment is a kind of ...) (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity

"force equals mass times acceleration"

(... is a kind of moment ) the tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration

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

(... is a kind of moment ) the moment of a dipole

Definition 4: a particular point in time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where moment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the moment he arrived the party began

Synonyms for moment in the sense of this definition

(moment is a kind of ...) an instant of time

"at that point I had to leave"

(... is a kind of moment ) the decisive moment in a novel or play

"the deathbed scene is the climax of the play"

(... is a kind of moment ) the latest possible moment

"money became available at the eleventh hour" "at the last minute the government changed the rules"

(... is a kind of moment ) a crucial moment on which much depends

(... is a kind of moment ) the moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull

(... is a kind of moment ) a very brief moment

"they were strangers sharing a pinpoint of time together"

(... is a kind of moment ) a suitable moment

"it is time to go"

(... is a kind of moment ) the most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect

Definition 5: an indefinitely short time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where moment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wait just a moment
  • in a mo
  • it only takes a minute
  • in just a bit

Synonyms for moment in the sense of this definition

(moment is a kind of ...) an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities)

"the time of year for planting" "he was a great actor in his time"

(... is a kind of moment ) a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)

"if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Definition 6: at this time - [noun denoting time]

Samples where moment or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for moment in the sense of this definition

(moment is a kind of ...) the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech

"that is enough for the present" "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow"

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