Meaning of TORSION in English

TORSION

[ 'tɔ:ʃ(ə)n ]

■ noun

1》 the action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.

↘the twisting of the cut end of an artery after surgery to impede bleeding.

2》 Mathematics the extent to which a curve departs from being planar.

Derivatives

~al adjective

~ally adverb

~less adjective

Origin

ME: via OFr. from late L. torsio(n-) , var. of tortio(n-) 'twisting, torture', from L. torquere 'to twist'.

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