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Torsion   /tˈɔrʃən/   Listen
Torsion

noun
1.
A tortuous and twisted shape or position.  Synonyms: contortion, crookedness, tortuosity, tortuousness.  "The acrobat performed incredible contortions"
2.
A twisting force.  Synonym: torque.



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"Torsion" Quotes from Famous Books



... Blaine Asher closely, expecting to see the chief geologist and scientist of the company laugh. But Blaine Asher did not laugh. Serious, his rather thin face grave at he leaned his tall, muscular body above a torsion machine he was adjusting, there was nothing to indicate he had the faintest idea of ...
— Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930 • Various



Words linked to "Torsion" :   force, moment of a magnet, distortion, distorted shape, magnetic moment



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