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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.
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momentumnoun [U]

uk   /məˈmen.təm/  us   /məˈmen.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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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
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