momentum

USAGE NOTE
The plural of "momentum" can be "momentums" or "momenta."
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (physics)
a. el momento
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Any moving object has momentum, but how much momentum it has depends on its mass and velocity.Todo objeto en movimiento tiene momento, pero la magnitud de ese momento depende de la masa y la velocidad del objeto.
2. (speed)
a. la velocidad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The ball gained momentum as it rolled down the hill.La pelota cobraba velocidad mientras bajaba rodando por la colina.
3. (driving force)
a. el impulso
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
We all lost our momentum to work on the project after we heard our boss's disparaging remarks.Todos perdimos el impulso de trabajar en el proyecto después de que oímos los comentarios despreciativos de nuestro jefe.
b. el ímpetu
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Now that we have a draft for our grant proposal, let's not lose momentum.Ahora que tenemos un borrador de nuestro propuesta de subsidio, no perdamos el ímpetu.
c. el empuje
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Connectivity could impart new momentum to cultural creation and to social creation in the region.La conectividad podría infundirle nuevo empuje a la creación cultural y social en la región.
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momentum
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (physics)
a. el momento (lineal)
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to gather/lose momentumcobrar/perder impulso
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momentum [məʊˈmentəm]
noun
momentums momenta [məʊˈmentə] (Fís) momento (m); ímpetu (m); impulso (m)
to gather or gain momentum cobrar velocidad; ganar fuerza
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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