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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


Antonymsinconsequence

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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