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Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

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torque (countable and uncountable, plural torques)

  1. (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 pound-foot or lb·ft, not to be confused with the foot pound-force, commonly "foot-pound", a unit of work or energy)
    • 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.
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torque (third-person singular simple present torques, present participle torquing or torqueing, simple past and past participle torqued)

  1. To twist or turn something.

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Etymology 2Edit

 
The Dying Gaul wearing a torque

From French torque, from Old French, from Latin torquis

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torque (plural torques)

  1. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.
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GalicianEdit

 
Galician Wikipedia has an article on:
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A Galician Iron Age torque

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From Latin torquis.

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. torque (a tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.)

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  • torque” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.

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torque

  1. ablative singular of torquis

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torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) torque (a rotational or twisting force)

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin torqueō (to twist).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

torque m (plural torques)

  1. (physics, mechanics) torque (a rotational or twisting force)

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