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mo·ment / ˈmōmənt/ • n. 1. a very brief period of time: she was silent for a moment before replying a few moments later he returned to the office. ∎  an exact point in time: she would always remember the moment they met. ∎  an appropriate time for doing something; an opportunity: I was waiting for the right moment. ∎  a particular stage in something's development or in a course of events: one of the great moments in aviation history. 2. formal importance: the issues were of little moment to the electorate. 3. Physics a turning effect produced by a force acting at a distance on an object. ∎  the magnitude of such an effect, expressed as the product of the force and the distance from its line of action to a given point. 4. Statistics a quantity that expresses the average or expected value of the first, second, third, or fourth power of the deviation of each component of a frequency distribution from some given value, typically mean or zero. The first moment is the mean, the second moment the variance, the third moment the skew, and the fourth moment the kurtosis. PHRASES: any moment (or at any moment) very soon. at the (or this) moment at the present time; now. for the moment for now. have one's (or its) moments have short periods that are better or more impressive than others: thanks to his gently comic performance, the film has its moments. in a moment 1. very soon: I'll be back in a moment. 2. instantly: the fugitive was captured in a moment. live for the moment live or act without worrying about the future. the moment —— as soon as ——: the heavens opened the moment we left the house. moment of truth a time when a person or thing is tested, a decision has to be made, or a crisis has to be faced. not a moment too soon almost too late. not for a (or one) moment not at all; never. of the moment currently popular, famous, or important: the buzzword of the moment. one moment (or just a moment) a request for someone to wait for a short period of time, esp. to allow the speaker to do or say something.

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moment very brief portion of time XIV; † small particle XIV; importance, weight XVI; † motive of action XVII. — (O)F. — L. mōmentum (i) movement, moving power, (ii) importance, consequence, (iii) moment of time, particle:- *movimentum. f. movēre MOVE; see -MENT.
So momentary XVI, momentum XVII. — L. Hence momentous of moment XVII.

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moment the moment of truth a crisis, a turning-point; a testing situation; from Spanish el momento de la verdad the time of the final sword-thrust in a bullfight.

See also in the heat of the moment.