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mo·men·tum

momentum

 
 
pronunciation:
mo men tm
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: momenta, momentums
definition 1: in physics, a quantity that characterizes the motion of a body, equal to its mass multiplied by its velocity.
A bicycle moving at the same speed as a truck has less momentum than the truck.
definition 2: strength or speed of movement; impetus.
His political campaign gained momentum as the other candidates revealed their weaknesses.
synonyms:
impetus
similar words:
force, impulse, propulsion, thrust
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