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Moment vs. Movement

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  • Moment (noun)

    A brief, unspecified amount of time.

    "Wait a moment, while I lock the front door."

  • Moment (noun)

    The smallest portion of time; an instant.

  • Moment (noun)

    Weight or importance.

  • Moment (noun)

    The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.

  • Moment (noun)

    A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.

  • Moment (noun)

    A petit mal episode; such a spell.

  • Moment (noun)

    A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.

  • Moment (noun)

    An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.

  • Moment (noun)

    A quantitative measure of the shape of a set of points.

    "If the points represent mass, then the zeroth moment is the total mass, the first moment divided by the total mass is the center of mass, and the second moment is the rotational inertia."

  • Movement (noun)

    Physical motion between points in space.

    "motion"

    "stasis"

    "I saw a movement in that grass on the hill."

  • Movement (noun)

    A system or mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion, such as the wheelwork of a watch.

  • Movement (noun)

    The impression of motion in an artwork, painting, novel etc.

  • Movement (noun)

    A trend in various fields or social categories, a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals

    "The labor movement has been struggling in America since the passage of the Taft-Hartley act in 1947."

  • Movement (noun)

    A large division of a larger composition.

  • Movement (noun)

    An instance of an aircraft taking off or landing.

    "Albuquerque International Sunport serviced over 200,000 movements last year."

  • Movement (noun)

    The deviation of a pitch from ballistic flight.

    "The movement on his cutter was devastating."

  • Movement (noun)

    An act of emptying the bowels.

  • Movement (noun)

    Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

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Oxford Dictionary
  • Moment (noun)

    A minute portion of time; a point of time; an instant; as, at that very moment.

  • Moment (noun)

    Impulsive power; force; momentum.

  • Moment (noun)

    Importance, as in influence or effect; consequence; weight or value; consideration.

  • Moment (noun)

    An essential element; a deciding point, fact, or consideration; an essential or influential circumstance.

  • Moment (noun)

    An infinitesimal change in a varying quantity; an increment or decrement.

  • Moment (noun)

    Tendency, or measure of tendency, to produce motion, esp. motion about a fixed point or axis.

  • Movement (noun)

    The act of moving in space; change of place or posture; motion; as, the movement of an army in marching or maneuvering; the movement of a wheel or a machine.

  • Movement (noun)

    Manner or style of moving; as, a slow, or quick, or sudden, movement.

  • Movement (noun)

    Transference, by any means, from one situation to another; a change of situation; progress toward a goal; advancement; as, after months of fruitless discussion there was finally some movement toward an agreement.

  • Movement (noun)

    Motion of the mind or feelings; emotion.

  • Movement (noun)

    The rhythmical progression, pace, and tempo of a piece.

  • Movement (noun)

    A system of mechanism for transmitting motion of a definite character, or for transforming motion; as, the wheelwork of a watch; as, a seventeen jewel movement.

  • Movement (noun)

    A more or less organized effort by many people to achieve some goal, especially a social or artistic goal; as, the women's liberation movement; the progressive movement in architecture.

Webster Dictionary
  • Moment (noun)

    a particular point in time;

    "the moment he arrived the party began"

  • Moment (noun)

    an indefinitely short time;

    "wait just a moment"

    "it only takes a minute"

    "in just a bit"

  • Moment (noun)

    at this time;

    "the disappointments of the here and now"

    "she is studying at the moment"

  • Moment (noun)

    having important effects or influence;

    "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"

    "virtue is of more moment that security"

  • Moment (noun)

    the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces

  • Moment (noun)

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

  • Movement (noun)

    a change of position that does not entail a change of location;

    "the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise"

    "movement is a sign of life"

    "an impatient move of his hand"

    "gastrointestinal motility"

  • Movement (noun)

    a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something

  • Movement (noun)

    the act of changing location from one place to another;

    "police controlled the motion of the crowd"

    "the movement of people from the farms to the cities"

    "his move put him directly in my path"

  • Movement (noun)

    a group of people with a common ideology who try together to achieve certain general goals;

    "he was a charter member of the movement"

    "politicians have to respect a mass movement"

    "he led the national liberation front"

  • Movement (noun)

    a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata;

    "the second movement is slow and melodic"

  • Movement (noun)

    a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end;

    "he supported populist campaigns"

    "they worked in the cause of world peace"

    "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"

    "the movement to end slavery"

    "contributed to the war effort"

  • Movement (noun)

    an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object;

    "the cinema relies on apparent motion"

    "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"

  • Movement (noun)

    a euphemism for defecation;

    "he had a bowel movement"

  • Movement (noun)

    a general tendency to change (as of opinion);

    "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"

    "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

  • Movement (noun)

    the driving and regulating parts of a mechanism (as of a watch or clock);

    "it was an expensive watch with a diamond movement"

  • Movement (noun)

    the act of changing the location of something;

    "the movement of cargo onto the vessel"

Princeton's WordNet

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