moment moment  /ˈmoʊ mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a particular point in time
  2. (n) an indefinitely short time
  3. (n) at this time
  4. (n) having important effects or influence
  5. (n) a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force)
  6. (n) the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value

Usage(s):

  1. Life magazine photographer Paul Schutzer chronicled behind-the-scenes moments of Camelot's princes and princesses.
  2. PTI Magazine looks at some of the Oylmpics greatest moments.
  3. The long hard-fought Presidential campaigns were marked by vast stretches of downtime, like this moment of respite enjoyed by Cindy McCain in a hotel room in Dallas, Texas.

News

  1. Moment of silence marks 6 months since Newtown shooting

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Alexandria Town Talk

  2. Moment of silence marks 6 months since Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown held a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a remembrance event that doubled as a call to action on gun control, with the reading of names of thousands of victims of gun violence.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Moment of Silence to Mark Newtown

    Moment of silence, calls for action mark 6 months since Newtown school shooting        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: ABC News

Quotes

  1. "We are engaged in a tough fight. After years of war, we have arrived at a critical moment," he said. "We must demonstrate to the Afghan people and to the world that Al-Qaeda and its network of extremist allies will not be allowed to once...
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: David Petraeus Source: RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

  2. "That was the moment that proved the mission was successful, we made it," Piccard told journalists.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bertrand Piccard Source: Press TV

  3. "I think we should seize the moment ...... when we have the ability to negotiate a peace," Netanyahu said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: TIME

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