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English noun: torsion

1. torsion (shape) a tortuous and twisted shape or position

SamplesThey built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs.
The acrobat performed incredible contortions.

Synonymscontortion, crookedness, tortuosity, tortuousness

Broader (hypernym)distorted shape, distortion

2. torsion (phenomenon) a twisting force


Broader (hypernym)force

Narrower (hyponym)magnetic moment, moment of a magnet

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