NOUN | time | moment, minute, second, instant | a particular point in time |
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time | moment, mo, minute, second, bit | an indefinitely short time | |

time | moment, here and now, present moment | at this time | |

attribute | moment, consequence, import | having important effects or influence | |

phenomenon | moment | a turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force) | |

cognition | moment | the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value |

Sounds | mow'mahnt | |
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Rhymes | abandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt... |

Meaning | A particular point in time. | |
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Example | "the moment he arrived the party began" | |

Synonyms | minute, second, instant | |

Narrower | climax, culmination | The decisive moment in a novel or play |

eleventh hour, last minute | The latest possible moment | |

moment of truth | A crucial moment on which much depends | |

moment of truth | The moment in a bullfight when the matador kills the bull | |

pinpoint | A very brief moment | |

psychological moment | The most appropriate time for achieving a desired effect | |

time | A suitable moment | |

Broader | point, point in time | An instant of time |

Spanish | instante, minuto, momento | |

Catalan | instant, moment |

Meaning | An indefinitely short time. | |
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Example | "wait just a moment" | |

Synonyms | mo, minute, second, bit | |

Narrower | blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute | A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) |

Broader | time | An indefinite period (usually marked by specific attributes or activities) |

Spanish | instante, minuto, momento, segundo | |

Catalan | instant, minut, moment, segon | |

Adjectives | momentaneous, momentary | lasting for a markedly brief time |

Meaning | At this time. | |
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Example | "she is studying at the moment" | |

Synonyms | here and now, present moment | |

Broader | present, nowadays | The period of time that is happening now |

Spanish | momento | |

Catalan | moment |

Meaning | Having important effects or influence. | |
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Example | "virtue is of more moment than security" | |

Synonyms | consequence, import | |

Narrower | hell to pay | dire consequences |

matter | (used with negation) having consequence | |

Broader | significance | The quality of being significant / significant / significant |

Opposite | inconsequence | Having no important effects or influence |

Spanish | consecuencia, importancia, repercusión, transcendencia, trascendencia | |

Catalan | conseqüència, importància, repercussió, transcendència | |

Adjectives | momentous | of very great significance |

Meaning | A turning force produced by an object acting at a distance (or a measure of that force). | |
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Narrower | dipole moment | The moment of a dipole |

moment of a couple | given two equal and opposite forces, the product of the force and the distance between them | |

moment of inertia | The tendency of a body to resist angular acceleration | |

Broader | force | (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity |

Meaning | The n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value. | |
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Category | statistics | A branch of applied mathematics concerned with the collection and interpretation of quantitative data and the use of probability theory to estimate population parameters |

Narrower | second moment | The expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from the point of origin |

variance | The second moment around the mean | |

Broader | statistic | A datum that can be represented numerically |

Catalan | moment |

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