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Word of the Day – Torsion

By June 11, 2022Word of the Day

Torsion (noun)

tor-shun

The action of twisting or the state of being twisted, especially of one end of an object relative to the other.

Late Middle English (as a medical term denoting colic or in the sense ‘twisting’ (especially of a loop of the intestine)): via Old French from late Latin torsio(n-), variant of tortio(n-) ‘twisting, torture’, from Latin torquere ‘to twist’.

Example sentences

“The Resistance of the springs to torsion allows the beams to take up a definite position.”

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