Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun moment

6 senses of moment

Sense 1
moment, minute, second, instant -- (a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party began")
       => point, point in time -- (an instant of time; "at that point I had to leave")

Sense 2
moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")
       => time -- (an indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities); "he waited a long time"; "the time of year for planting"; "he was a great actor in his time")

Sense 3
here and now, present moment, moment -- (at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now"; "she is studying at the moment")
       => present, nowadays -- (the period of time that is happening now; any continuous stretch of time including the moment of speech; "that is enough for the present"; "he lives in the present with no thought of tomorrow")

Sense 4
consequence, import, moment -- (having important effects or influence; "decisions of great consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is of more moment than security"; "that result is of no consequence")
       => significance -- (the quality of being significant; "do not underestimate the significance of nuclear power")

Sense 5
moment -- (a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force))
       => force -- ((physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity; "force equals mass times acceleration")

Sense 6
moment -- (the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value)
       => statistic -- (a datum that can be represented numerically)

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