(Latin) torques a twisted neck chain, from torquere to twist.; (Latin) torquere to twist.
1. A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans, and Britons.2. (Mechanic) That which tends to produce torsion; a couple of forces. J. Thomson.3. (Physics Science) A turning or twisting; tendency to turn, or cause to turn, about an axis.
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torque (plural torques) (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). 1978, James Richard Wertz, Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control, Springer, page 17: The relative strengths of the various torques will depend on both the spacecraft environment and the form and structure of the spacecraft itself.
torque (third-person singular simple present torques, present participle torquing, simple past and past participle torqued) To twist or turn something.
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