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Dictionary definition for: Moment

1. (n) a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began"

2. (n) an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

3. (n) at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now" "she is studying at the moment"

4. (n) having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself" "virtue is of more moment that security"

5. (n) the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces

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

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