Torque is a twisting force, generally that causes something to rotate around an axis or other point.(noun)
The force that causes a wheel to rotate around an axle is an example of torque.
See torque in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L torques (infl. in senses 2 & 3 by torquere): see torques
See torque in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From Latin torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin torquēs
Origin: , from torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.
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