Meaning of MOMENTUM in English

MOMENTUM

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gain momentum (= keep increasing )

In the 1850s and 1860s, the British colonisation of India gained momentum.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

angular

Similar effects operate for d orbitals, but not for s orbitals, which have no orbital angular momentum .

How did the planets pick up the necessary angular momentum , and why do the planets have different chemical compositions?

The resulting system could have a huge angular momentum with a very well-defined direction.

Other factors also come into account such as the angular momentum of the two bodies.

How is it, then, that the correspondence with the angular momentum of classical physics is to be made?

The situation is similar with any other classically measurable property of a system, not just angular momentum .

forward

The aggressor's own forward momentum even strengthens the force of the counter-blow against him.

She left, and it took her partner a year to build the forward momentum she had disrupted by her sudden departure.

gained

The Buddhist revival gained momentum in the 1870s after a series of public debates between Buddhist and Protestant preachers increased Buddhist self-confidence.

A price was certainly to be paid later, when criticisms that grammar-school standards had been destroyed gained momentum and credibility.

The vehicle gained momentum as the road dipped.

As the binary policy gained momentum , it remained possible to have that impression.

gathered

The deterioration in MacDonald rapidly gathered momentum .

Shares in the food and drinks conglomerate surged by 8 percent in a week as speculation about a bid gathered momentum .

As the J-Boat bandwagon gathered momentum , other designs took shape on Rod Johnstone's board.

It probably even gathered momentum from Tom's absence.

Taxis vanished as the rain gathered momentum , and he was obliged to take the Métro from Etoile to Concorde station.

Throughout 1989 and 1990 the organization gathered momentum .

Moisture ran from her brow as the fire flourished and crackled and the pressure inside her gathered fearful momentum .

Moves towards a more active and coherent Community regional policy gradually gathered momentum throughout the 1960s.

gathering

It was a process which had been gathering momentum for some time and has continued since.

If it is accepted that general management is still gathering momentum , more may yet be to come.

However public protests are also gathering momentum as people realize that shrimp farming seems to be a recipe for disaster.

Once in the lead there was no stopping the home side as they reinforced their gathering momentum with five second-half tries.

political

Missile defence has a political momentum that makes a supposedly awkward question such as whether it really works pale almost into irrelevance.

■ NOUN

state

Suppose it is a momentum state .

First let us recall our description of a momentum state .

But position states are not orthogonal to momentum states.

What does a momentum state look like as a 4,-curve?

It is what allows us to compose momentum states out of position states, or position states out of momentum states.

The momentum states will also be represented in this same Hilbert space.

■ VERB

acquire

Once they began, they acquired momentum of their own, and the size of the purge made it credible.

And if both went well, he might acquire a momentum of success.

One is that, as David Mellor or several members of the royal family might attest, cumulative disclosures acquire momentum .

Since Wilder announced his candidacy in September 1991, his campaign had failed to acquire any significant momentum .

add

Such factors have conspired to add momentum to the drive for even greater central control by government.

With added momentum , the mob turned its vengeance on the black populace.

The 9 percent PacTel vote adds momentum to this campaign.

The protest added to momentum created during a larger demonstration Monday in the central business district.

begin

Forest began to lose momentum in the second half and found themselves forced to defend for longer periods.

Once they began , they acquired momentum of their own, and the size of the purge made it credible.

The project began to generate a momentum of demolition of its own.

The back of my car began to gain momentum .

In 1989/90 a further group moved to Leatherhead and another to Wandsworth as the church planting began to gain momentum .

The crowds in the church, where protest meetings began to gain momentum last month, applauded the bishop.

build

It was to take a year and a half to build up the momentum for the Hot Autumn.

She left, and it took her partner a year to build the forward momentum she had disrupted by her sudden departure.

The mailings outlined all sorts of promotions concocted to build momentum for this newest high-end getaway.

The speaker had built sufficient momentum to survive his mistake.

They thus built on the momentum they had gained in convention by moving about among the people.

But that has allowed Forbes to build the momentum that Dole now seeks to regain.

The important thing is to win every game we can and build some momentum .

The pair, assigned to cover the Fox campaign, watched as it slowly built momentum .

continue

The strikes continue to gather momentum .

develop

Heseltine's campaign team, having been canvassing backbenchers for several weeks, had already developed a considerable momentum .

Long before that, however, Emor had developed its own momentum .

And so the assembly developed a momentum of its own.

gain

The escaping gas gains a momentum in one direction and so the astronaut gains an equal momentum in the opposite direction.

Clay Shaw of Florida, has failed to gain momentum , and time is running out.

The Axiam judders and shakes like a very early classic bike then slowly gains momentum rather than actually accelerating.

If he could emerge triumphant from those events, he believed he would gain the momentum to win the White House.

The escaping gas gains a momentum in one direction and so the astronaut gains an equal momentum in the opposite direction.

Biological and entomological studies gained momentum through the photographic record.

If a punch is aimed at the face, the defender steps out to intercept it before it gains momentum .

One piece of legislation that has gained momentum amid the concern about workers is a bipartisan bill sponsored by Sen.

gather

I waited for it to gather momentum .

The strikes continue to gather momentum .

Nevertheless, the fortress of autocracy had been breached and liberal pressure for further reform could be expected to gather momentum .

About the time this outcry was gathering momentum , a curve ball landed like a left hook.

With the wind and waves astern Nada gathered momentum: no turning back now.

Such is the delight that people take in seeking out follies at weekends that the Fellowship has quickly gathered momentum .

The principle that nature worked by the simplest means was gathering momentum during the thirteenth century.

The middle-school initiative, as it gathered momentum in the 1960s, was concerned with a great deal more than legalistic terminology.

give

That has given momentum to the rumour that Merson and Graham clashed verbally over the player's weight on Monday.

The first is whether the South Carolina result would give Bush the momentum to win in Michigan.

I was impressed and it also gave me a lot of momentum for the album.

A loss would give momentum to the idea of dumping him at the party convention in July.

keep

It's vital to keep momentum and motivation going.

How can you keep the momentum ?

It helps to relax you and provides a beat to keep the momentum going.

Rice wanted to keep the momentum going that had produced such positive short-term results. 2.

This continues to happen back and forth, always keeping the momentum total zero.

That idea, once dismissed as nonsense, keeps gaining momentum .

They have had to keep the momentum going, too.

He needs to give the staff pep talks, keep momentum alive.

lose

Forest began to lose momentum in the second half and found themselves forced to defend for longer periods.

Meanwhile, under the pressure of new events, most of the other initiatives had lost momentum .

Resistance comes from mobile electrons losing momentum in scattering and is usually inevitable except in superconductivity.

They worry that the university may lose the momentum it has gained since opening for classes in the fall of 1990.

She lost momentum thinking about it, and he fell asleep before he climaxed.

The pace of new auto loans also lost momentum from a month earlier.

The vote fell by 6.2 percent, and the party has lost all momentum .

Gonzalez insisted that fears of lost momentum should not be a concern.

maintain

To maintain the upward momentum , Parke must keep his ambitions high, yet keep his feet on the ground.

He is committed to maintaining that momentum .

Johnson maintained the momentum with baskets.

To be blunt about it, the challenge confronting Mr Heseltine is how to maintain his momentum .

He ignored complaints from alarmed consumer groups in order to maintain popular momentum for a measure he regards as essential.

Mr Tung must maintain momentum towards democratic reforms, increasing the number of directly elected representatives in the territory's legislature.

Arizona State maintained a shred of momentum early in the second half.

pick

Rosler's arrival certainly saw the visitors pick up their attacking momentum .

provide

This feature can be used to provide simulated inertia and momentum .

Success, market valuation and cash flow provide a powerful momentum .

In those circumstances, the displacement system provides its own self-fulfilling momentum .

The weight of the fly wheel can provide so much momentum by being kicked judiciously that it can rotate continuously.

sustain

Could she not sustain the momentum , not just on tradesmen's credit but on borrowed money?

The Government are committed to sustaining the momentum of parliamentary reform.

Its activities enabled the Heseltine campaign to seize the initiative and sustain a momentum which kept its opponents mostly on the defensive.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gather speed/force/momentum etc

I said as the train gathered speed.

I waited for it to gather momentum.

She lifted it over the fence and set off across the little meadow, gathering speed and thoroughly enjoying it.

The big trimotor gathered speed and roared off down the harbor for more than a mile but never got close to liftoff.

The strikes continue to gather momentum.

Then the van rolls forward, gathers speed, and drifts on by.

These Christians were slow to gather forces for a Reconquista.

Voucher trouble Shopworkers' union Usdaw has threatened to boycott the government's voucher system for asylum seekers as protests gather momentum.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

As the slope got steeper, the sled gathered momentum .

Carey's momentum carried him past the base.

The ball was moving along, slowly losing momentum on the bumpy ground.

We are trying to measure the position and momentum of an electron as accurately as possible.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Gonzalez insisted that fears of lost momentum should not be a concern.

It closes very rapidly and has considerable momentum .

Missile defence has a political momentum that makes a supposedly awkward question such as whether it really works pale almost into irrelevance.

On the Look-Out derives extra momentum from this eccentric procedure.

Players skate around the ice with realistic momentum , ie you have to slow down to turn round.

Raymond is traveling full speed downhill on his own momentum .

The attacker's own momentum pushes him forward on to the blow.

While critics of his decision gained momentum Thursday, the record shows they face an uphill battle.

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