from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The vector product of the position vector (from a reference point) and the linear momentum of a particle.
- noun The vector sum of the angular momentums of each infinitesimal component particle of an extended body.
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- noun physics The
vector productthat describes the rotary inertiaof a system about an axisand is conservedin a closed system. For an isolated rigid body, it is a measureof the extent to which an object will continue to rotatein the absence of an applied torque.
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- noun the product of the momentum of a rotating body and its distance from the axis of rotation
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