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Noun: moment  mow-munt
  1. A particular point in time
    "the moment he arrived the party began";
    - minute, second, instant
  2. An indefinitely short time
    "wait just a moment";
    - mo, minute, second, bit
  3. At this time
    "she is studying at the moment"; "the disappointments of the present moment";
    - here and now, present moment
  4. Having important effects or influence
    "virtue is of more moment than security";
    - consequence, import
  5. A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
  6. (statistics) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

Derived forms: moments

Type of: force, nowadays, point, point in time, present, significance, statistic, time

Encyclopedia: Moment