1 a tortuous and twisted shape or position; "they built a tree house in the tortuosities of its boughs"; "the acrobat performed incredible contortions" [syn: tortuosity, tortuousness, contortion, crookedness]
2 a twisting force [syn: torque]
EtymologyFrom , from torsio, from torqueo. See torture, -tort.
- The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.
- That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.
- angle of torsion (of a curve) (Geometry)
- moment of torsion
- torsion balance
- torsion scale
the act of turning or twisting
that force with which a thread, wire, or rod tends to return to a state of rest after it has been twisted
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- ttbc Norwegian: torsjon
- In mathematics, the term torsion usually has one of two unrelated meanings. The first is geometrical, measuring curvature of some sort:
- The second is algebraic, relating to the set of elements that vanish (e.g., elements of finite order).
torsion in German: Torsion
torsion in Spanish: Torsión (desambiguación)
torsion in French: Torsion
torsion in Italian: Torsione
torsion in Russian: Кручение
torsion in Simple English: Torsion
torsion in Chinese: 扭率
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