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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for torsion in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French, from Late Latin torsio, torsionem, from Latin tortio, from torqueō (twist, turn). See torture, -tort.

PronunciationEdit

(UK) IPA(key): /ˈtɔː.ʃən/

NounEdit

torsion (countable and uncountable, plural torsions)

  1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.
  2. (mechanics) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.
  3. (surgery) The stopping of arterial haemorrhage in certain cases, by twisting the cut end of the artery.

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torsion

  1. Genitive singular form of torsio.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Late Latin torsio, torsionem, from Latin tortio, tortionem.

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torsion f (plural torsions)

  1. torsion; act of turning or twisting.

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