torque

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Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

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torque (countable and uncountable, plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton metre or Nm; imperial unit pound-foot or lb·ft, not to be confused with the foot pound-force, commonly "foot-pound", a unit of work or energy)
    • 1978, James Richard Wertz, Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Springer, page 17:
      The relative strengths of the various torques will depend on both the spacecraft environment and the form and structure of the spacecraft itself.
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  • Turkish: tork
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torque (third-person singular simple present torques, present participle torquing or torqueing, simple past and past participle torqued)

  1. (physics, mechanics) To make something rotate about an axis by imparting torque to it.

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The Dying Gaul wearing a torque

From French torque, from Old French, from Latin torquis

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torque (plural torques)

  1. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.
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Galician[edit]

Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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A Galician Iron Age torque

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From Latin torquis.

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. torque (a tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.)

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  • torque” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

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torque

  1. ablative singular of torquis

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) torque (a rotational or twisting force)

Spanish[edit]

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈtoɾke/, [ˈt̪oɾ.ke]

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) Nonstandard form of momento de fuerza (torque, a rotational or twisting force).

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