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"momentum" in British English

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momentumnoun [U]

uk   /məˈmen.təm/  us   /-t̬əm/
C2 the ​force that ​keeps an ​objectmoving or ​keeps an ​eventdeveloping after it has ​started: Once you ​push it, it ​keeps going underits own momentum. The ​spacecraft will ​fly around the ​earth to gain/​gather momentum for ​itstrip to ​Jupiter. The ​play loses momentum (= ​becomes less ​interesting, ​energetic, etc.) by ​itshalf way ​stage. In an ​attempt to give new momentum to ​theirplans, the ​committee set a ​date for ​startingdetaileddiscussions.

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(Definition of momentum from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"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 ​fallingobjectgains momentum as it ​falls. Technology ​seems to ​createits own momentum – if something can be done, it will be.
(Definition of momentum from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"momentum" in Business English

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momentumnoun [U]

uk   us   /məʊˈmentəm/
the ​force that ​keeps an ​objectmoving or ​keeps an ​eventdeveloping after it has ​started: gain/pick up/gather momentum Stocks ​gained momentum on ​strongquarterlyreports across the ​techworld. 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 ​businessorientedleaders gave momentum to new ​downtownredevelopment. upward/​forward/​downward momentum business/​economic/​political momentum
(Definition of momentum from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “momentum”
in Spanish impulso, ímpetu…
in Vietnamese xung lượng…
in Malaysian momentum…
in Thai แรงผลักดัน…
in French quantité de mouvement…
in German der Impuls…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动量,冲量, 冲力, 推动力…
in Turkish kuvvet, güç, hız…
in Russian движущая сила, инерция…
in Indonesian momentum…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動量,衝量, 衝力, 推動力…
in Polish rozpęd, impet, pęd…
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