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momentum

noun [U] uk   /məˈmen.təm/  us   /-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 round 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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in Vietnamese xung lượng…
in Spanish impulso, ímpetu…
in Thai แรงผลักดัน…
in Malaysian momentum…
in French quantité de mouvement…
in German der Impuls…
in Chinese (Traditional) 動量,衝量, 衝力, 推動力…
in Indonesian momentum…
in Russian движущая сила, инерция…
in Turkish kuvvet, güç, hız…
in Chinese (Simplified) 动量,冲量, 冲力, 推动力…
in Polish rozpęd, impet, pęd…
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