Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied into the velocity; impetus.
Essential element, or constituent element.
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\mo*men"tum\ (?), n.; pl. l. momenta (#), f. momentums (#). [l. see moment.]
1. (mech.) the quantity of motion in a moving body, being always proportioned to the quantity of matter multiplied into the velocity; impetus.
2. essential element, or constituent element. i shall state the several momenta of the distinction in separate propositions. w. hamilton.
1. an impelling force or strength; "the car's momentum carried it off the road" [syn: impulse]
2. the product of a body's mass and its velocity; "the momentum of the particles was deduced from meteoritic velocities"
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