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Definitions and Synonyms of torsion | Another word for torsion | What is torsion?

Definition 1: a twisting force - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for torsion in the sense of this definition

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

"force equals mass times acceleration"

(... is a kind of torsion ) the torque exerted on a magnet or dipole when it is placed in a magnetic field

Definition 2: a tortuous and twisted shape or position - [noun denoting shape]

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

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

Synonyms for torsion in the sense of this definition

(torsion is a kind of ...) a shape resulting from distortion

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