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  1. mo·men·tum
    IPA[mōˈmen(t)əm]
  2. noun

    • 1. the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.

    • 2. the impetus gained by a moving object:

      the vehicle gained momentum as the road dipped
    • 3. the impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events:

      the investigation gathered momentum in the spring
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: momentum, plural noun: momenta

    • noun

      the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity.

      the impetus gained by a moving object:

    • plural form of momentum
    • plural form of momentum
    • noun

      the quantity of rotation of a body, which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity.
    • noun

      the quantity of rotation of a body, which is the product of its moment of inertia and its angular velocity.
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