Torsion Definition

tôrshən
noun
The act of twisting or turning.
American Heritage
The process or condition of twisting or being twisted.
Webster's New World
The stress or strain produced in a body, as a rod, wire, or thread, by turning one end along a longitudinal axis while the other end is held firm or twisted in the opposite direction.
Webster's New World
The torque exerted by a body in reaction to being placed under torsion.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Torsion

Noun

Singular:
torsion
Plural:
torsions

Origin of Torsion

  • Middle English torcion wringing pain in the bowels from Old French torsion from Late Latin torsiō torsiōn- a wringing pain variant of Latin tortiō from tortus past particple of torquēre to twist torsade

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French, from Late Latin torsio, from Latin torqueō (“twist, turn"). See torture, -tort.

    From Wiktionary

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