Meaning of TORSION in English
— torsional , adj. — torsionally , adv.
/tawr"sheuhn/ , n.
1. the act of twisting.
2. the state of being twisted.
a. the twisting of a body by two equal and opposite torques.
b. the internal torque so produced.
a. the degree of departure of a curve from a plane.
b. a number measuring this.
[ 1375-1425; 1535-45 for def. 1; late ME torcion wringing one's bowels torsion torsion- (s. of torsio ) torment, equiv. to tors ( us ) twisted (see TORSE) + -ion- -ION ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012