a twisted metal collar or necklace worn by ancient Teutons, Gauls, Britons, etc.
Physics a measure of the tendency of a force to cause rotation, equal to the force multiplied by the perpendicular distance between the line of action of the force and the center of rotation: abbrev. T
popularly the force that acts to produce rotation, as in an automotive vehicle
Origin: from Classical Latin torques (infl. inch(es) senses 2 and amp; 3 by torquere): see torques
The moment of a force; the measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion and rotation about an axis, equal to the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force and the force vector.
The tendency of a force applied to an object to make it rotate about an axis. For a force applied at a single point, the magnitude of the torque is equal to the magnitude of the force multiplied by the distance from its point of application to an axis of rotation. Torque is also a vector quantity, equal to the vector product of the vector pointing from the axis to the point of application of force and the vector of force; torque thus points upward from a counterclockwise rotation. See also angular momentum, lever.