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moment British & World English

A very brief period of time

just a minute British & World English

Used to ask someone to wait or pause for a short time

aha moment British & World English

A moment of sudden insight or discovery

one moment British & World English

A request for someone to wait for a short period of time

blonde moment British & World English

An instance of being silly or scatterbrained

senior moment British & World English

A temporary mental lapse (humorously attributed to the gradual loss of one’s mental faculties as one grows older)

dipole moment British & World English

The mathematical product of the separation of the ends of a dipole and the magnitude of the charges

defining moment British & World English

An event which typifies or determines all subsequent related occurrences

electric moment British & World English

The product of the distance separating the charges of a dipole and the magnitude of either charge

magnetic moment British & World English

The property of a magnet that interacts with an applied field to give a mechanical moment

at the moment British & World English

At the present time; now

have a moment British & World English

Be currently popular or in fashion

of the moment British & World English

Currently popular, famous, or important

share a moment British & World English

Experience a joint sensation of heightened emotion

psychological moment British & World English

The moment at which something will or would have the greatest psychological effect

light-bulb moment British & World English

A moment of sudden realization, enlightenment, or inspiration

moment of truth British & World English

A time when a person or thing is tested, a decision has to be made, or a crisis has to be faced

moment of inertia British & World English

A quantity expressing a body’s tendency to resist angular acceleration, which is the sum of the products of the mass of each particle in the body with the square of its distance from the axis of rotation

one moment in moment British & World English

A request for someone to wait for a short period of time

man of the moment British & World English

A man of importance at a particular time

live for the moment British & World English

Live or act without worrying about the future

just a minute in just British & World English

Used to ask someone to wait or pause for a short time

at the moment in moment British & World English

At the present time; now

of the moment in moment British & World English

Currently popular, famous, or important

on the spur of the moment British & World English

On impulse; without planning in advance

in the heat of the moment British & World English

While temporarily angry, excited, or engrossed, and without stopping for thought

moment of truth in moment British & World English

A time when a person or thing is tested, a decision has to be made, or a crisis has to be faced

share a moment in moment British & World English

Experience a joint sensation of heightened emotion

man of the moment in man British & World English

A man of importance at a particular time

live for the moment in moment British & World English

Live or act without worrying about the future

at short notice in notice British & World English

With little warning or time for preparation

Damascene British & World English

Used in reference to an important moment of insight, typically one that leads to a dramatic transformation of attitude or belief

on the spur of the moment in spur British & World English

On impulse; without planning in advance

in the heat of the moment in heat British & World English

While temporarily angry, excited, or engrossed, and without stopping for thought

at short notice British & World English

With little warning or time for preparation

one moment or just a moment in moment British & World English

A request for someone to wait for a short period of time

first moment in moment British & World English

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 a 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


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