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
Synonyms: here_and_now present_moment

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

Related terms: present
4. [ noun ] having important effects or influence
Synonyms: consequence import

"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
Similar spelling:   momentum