English noun: moment
|1.||moment (time) a particular point in time|
|Samples||The moment he arrived the party began.|
|Synonyms||instant, minute, second|
|Broader (hypernym)||point, point in time|
|Narrower (hyponym)||climax, culmination, eleventh hour, last minute, moment of truth, moment of truth, pinpoint, psychological moment, time|
|2.||moment (time) an indefinitely short time|
|Samples||Wait just a moment.|
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.
|Synonyms||bit, minute, mo, second|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink|
|3.||moment (time) at this time|
|Samples||The disappointments of the here and now.|
She is studying at the moment.
|Synonyms||here and now, present moment|
|Broader (hypernym)||nowadays, present|
|4.||moment (attribute) having important effects or influence|
|Samples||Decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.|
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.
|Narrower (hyponym)||hell to pay, matter|
|5.||moment (phenomenon) a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)|
|Narrower (hyponym)||dipole moment, moment of a couple, moment of inertia|
|6.||moment (cognition) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value|
|Narrower (hyponym)||second moment, variance|