# Definitions and Synonyms of *moment* | Another word for *moment* | What is *moment? *

*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

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

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*"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

*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

*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*) 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"*