American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The moment of a force; the measure of a force's tendency to produce torsion and rotation about an axis, equal to the vector product of the radius vector from the axis of rotation to the point of application of the force and the force vector.
- n. A turning or twisting force.
- v. To impart torque to.
- n. A collar, a necklace, or an armband made of a strip of twisted metal, worn by the ancient Gauls, Germans, and Britons.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proposed unit for the measurement of the moment of forces; one dyne acting with a lever-arm of one centimeter. See unit of torque.
- n. A twisted ornament forming a necklace or collar for the neck, particularly one worn by uncivilized people, and of such a make as to retain its rigidity and circular form. Such a collar was considered a characteristic attribute of the ancient Gauls. Also torques.
- n. In mech., the moment of a system-force applied so as to twist anything, as a shaft in machinery.
- n. physics, mechanics A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton-metre or Nm; imperial unit foot-pound or ft.lbf).
- v. To twist or turn something.
- n. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans, and Britons.
- n. (Mech.) That which tends to produce torsion; a couple of forces.
- n. (Phys. Science) A turning or twisting; tendency to turn, or cause to turn, about an axis.
- n. a twisting force
- From Latin torqueō. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.French, from Old French, from Latin torquēs, from torquēre, to twist; see terkw- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The correct wheel nut torque is important because it avoids damage to the vehicle and allows the wheel to be removed.”
“This means firstly that one rod would have to push a very large T-shape, and secondly that the friction of the T-shape against its guide walls which prevent it from rotating instead of moving forwards would be very high — torque is force times length, and the width of the T is the length in that equation resulting in high friction.”
“Electric motors are known for producing full torque from a stop, unlike gasoline engines, which have to rev up.”
“The 2. 4-liter inline-four-cylinder engine is the same one in the basic Sonata but recalibrated to utilize a more fuel-efficient Atkinson cycle, since the electric motor alleviates the need for extra torque from the gas engine.”
“Since the speed of the wheels at a given RPM changes proportional to the gearing, it cancels out the change in torque = same power.”
“Unlike there would be a with a car driving over a road, there was no suspension involved, no torque from the engine, and no bouncy inflatable tire — but even so, the ripples formed, rapidly, after just a few passes of the wheel.”
“* Sprocket bolt: Constant chain torque eventually will loosen this bolt.”
“Audi The car's engine, which punches out a nice 100 hp per liter (525 hp at 8,000 rpm) and 391 pound-feet of torque, is a slightly detuned version of the engine in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4.”
“Whether motors "provide torque" is irrelevant, since force/torque is produced in the same manner by both rotary and linear motors.”
“I swear I've heard them call the torque a boomshot at least 5 times now.”
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