|1.||[ noun ] a particular point in time|
|Synonyms:||instant minute second|
"the moment he arrived the party began"
|Related terms:||point time climax pinpoint eleventh_hour moment_of_truth moment_of_truth psychological_moment|
|2.||[ noun ] an indefinitely short time|
|Synonyms:||minute second bit|
"wait just a moment" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"
|Related terms:||time blink_of_an_eye|
|3.||[ noun ] at this time|
"the disappointments of the here and now" "she is studying at the moment"
|4.||[ noun ] having important effects or influence|
"decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself" "virtue is of more moment that security"
|Related terms:||inconsequence significance hell_to_pay matter|
|5.||[ noun ] (physics) the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces|
|Related terms:||force dipole_moment couple|
|6.||[ noun ] (mathematics,statistics) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value|
|Related terms:||statistic second_moment variance statistics|