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English noun: moment

1. moment (time) a particular point in time

SamplesThe moment he arrived the party began.

Synonymsinstant, 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

SamplesWait just a moment.
In a mo.
It only takes a minute.
In just a bit.

Synonymsbit, minute, mo, second

Broader (hypernym)time

Narrower (hyponym)blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, New York minute, split second, trice, twinkling, wink

3. moment (time) at this time

SamplesThe disappointments of the here and now.
She is studying at the moment.

Synonymshere and now, present moment

Broader (hypernym)nowadays, present

4. moment (attribute) having important effects or influence

SamplesDecisions of great consequence are made by the president himself.
Virtue is of more moment than security.
That result is of no consequence.

Synonymsconsequence, import

Broader (hypernym)significance

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)

Broader (hypernym)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

Broader (hypernym)statistic

Narrower (hyponym)second moment, variance

Domain categorystatistics

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