torque

Definitions:

  • A collar, a necklace, or an armband made of a strip of twisted metal, worn by the ancient Celts and Germans.
  • The measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion or rotation about an axis, equal to the product of the force vector and the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force; the moment of a force.
  • A turning or twisting force.
  • To impart torque to.
  • A twisted ornament forming a necklace or collar for the neck, particularly one worn by uncivilized people, and of such a make as to retain its rigidity and circular form. Such a collar was considered a characteristic attribute of the ancient Gauls. Also <internalXref urlencoded="torques">torques</internalXref>.
  • In <em>mech.</em>, the moment of a system-force applied so as to twist anything, as a shaft in machinery.
  • A proposed unit for the measurement of the moment of forces; one dyne acting with a lever-arm of one centimeter. See <internalXref urlencoded="unit%20of">unit of</internalXref> <internalXref urlencoded="torque">torque</internalXref>.
  • A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans, and Britons.
  • That which tends to produce torsion; a couple of forces.
  • A turning or twisting; tendency to turn, or cause to turn, about an axis.
  • A tightly braided <xref>necklace</xref> or <xref>collar</xref>, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.
  • A rotational or twisting effect of a <xref>force</xref>; a <xref>moment of force</xref>, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the <xref>axis</xref> of <xref>rotation</xref> (SI unit newton-metre or Nm; imperial unit <xref>foot-pound</xref> or ft.lbf).
  • To <xref>twist</xref> or <xref>turn</xref> something.
  • a twisting force
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