ETYM French moment, Latin momentum, for movimentum movement, motion, moment, from movere to move. Related to Move, Momentum, Movement.
1. A particular point in time; SYN. minute, second, instant.
2. An indefinitely short time; SYN. minute, second, bit.
3. The moment of a couple is the product of its force and the distance between its opposing forces.
4. The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value.