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"momentum" in British English

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momentumnoun [U]

uk   /məˈmen.təm/ us   /məˈmen.t̬əm/
C2 the force that keeps an object moving or keeps an event developing after it has started: Once you push it, it keeps going under its own momentum. The spacecraft will fly around the earth to gain/gather momentum for its trip to Jupiter. The play loses momentum (= becomes less interesting, energetic, etc.) by its half way stage. In an attempt to give new momentum to their plans, the committee set a date for starting detailed discussions.

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"momentum" in American English

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momentumnoun [U]

us   /moʊˈmen·təm/
physics the force or speed of an object in motion, or the increase in the rate of development of a process: A falling object gains momentum as it falls. Technology seems to create its own momentum – if something can be done, it will be.
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"momentum" in Business English

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momentumnoun [U]

uk   /məʊˈmentəm/ us  
the force that keeps an object moving or keeps an event developing after it has started: gain/pick up/gather momentum Stocks gained momentum on strong quarterly reports across the tech world. There is worrying evidence that the economy is losing momentum.build/increase/add momentum We continue to build momentum in our quest to grow our businesses. Election of business oriented leaders gave momentum to new downtown redevelopment. upward/forward/downward momentum business/economic/political momentum
(Definition of momentum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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