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moment

noun

1 moment

A particular point in time:
— The moment he arrived the party began.

synonyms: instant, minute, second.

Roget 113: instantaneity, instantaneousness, immediacy; suddenness, abruptness.    moment, instant, second, minute; twinkling, trice, flash, breath, ... show more

Roget 106: time, duration; period, term, stage, space, span, spell, season; the whole time, the whole period; space-time; course ... show more

Dutch: poosje, tel, moment, ogenblik, stonde, tijd, tijdstip, ure, uur



2 moment

An indefinitely short time:
— Wait just a moment.

synonyms: bit, minute, mo, second.

Dutch: minuut, moment, ogenblik, punt, seconde, tel
Polish: chwila, chwileczka, chwilka, chwilunia, mgnienie, mgnienie oka, minuta, minutka, momencik, moment ... show more

3 moment

At this time:
— She is studying at the moment.

synonyms: here and now, present moment.

4 moment

Having important effects or influence:
— Virtue is of more moment than security.

synonyms: consequence, import.

Roget 642: importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness.    import, significance, concern; emphasis, interest.    greatness etc. ... show more

5 moment

A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force).

Dutch: tijdstip
Polish: moment

6 moment

The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value.


Moby thesaurus: a breath, abundant year, academic year, accent, advantage, annum, ascendancy, authority, avail, bissextile year, bit, breath, breathing, calendar month, calendar year, century, charisma, charm, clout, common year ... show more.

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