Momenta is Latin for "momentum." It is a force that is responsible for moving objects forward or backward.

  • The momentum of the ball was carrying it toward the goal.

  • The momentum of the car was carrying it forward.

Definition of momenta


Of a body in motion: the tendency of a body to maintain its inertial motion; the product of its mass and velocity.


The impetus, either of a body in motion, or of an idea or course of events; a moment.

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Example Sentences for momenta

  • 1

    The physical basis of the skill is the conservation of angular momentum.

  • 2

    The momentum lost in the turbine is balanced by the thrust force.

  • 3

    The climber gains momentum and the elevator loses momentum.

  • 4

    But The momentum before and after the collision are the same.

  • 5

    Measure the whirling and infer the angular momentum.

  • 6

    Momentum transfer does not imply inelasticity.

  • 7

    In the process, the water's momentum is transferred to the turbine.

  • 8

    The principle of the conservation of angular momentum is applied.

  • 9

    The sign of the angular momentum gives the spin.

  • 10

    Their location and momentum must be theoretically knowable.