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The product of a quantity times a distance.
[L. momentum (for movimentum), motion, moment, fr. moveo, to move]


The result of a force's acting on an object at a distance from its axis, usually resulting in rotation of the object.
[L. momentum (for movimentum), motion, moment, fr. moveo, to move]


turning effect of a force about a perpendicular axis (calculated as the magnitude of the force × moment arm of the force)


1. the force exerted by a lever about a fulcrum.
2. statistically, the mean. The first moment is the same as the mean, the second moment is the mean of the square of a variable, and so on.

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Q. can one prevent asthma attack from happening from the moment he/she feels breathless???

A. If the patient feels breathless, than it's no longer preventing the attack but rather treating it. Prompt treatment of asthma attacks is very important and achieved mainly with bronchodilators (medications taken through inhalation), mainly short-acting beta agonists. More advanced treatments is usually given by medical professional as deemed needed.

Preventing asthma attacks is achieved through better control of the disease (with drugs such as inhaled steroids) and through avoidance of triggers such as infections of the lung (vaccinations etc.), avoidance of chemical irritants, pet allergens, cold, dry air etc.

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and if you have any questions, you may want to consult your doctor.

Q. Depression related. How can one prevent another from acting in the heat of the moment? I've known a friend who has struggled with personal depression most of his life, and every once in a while it really gets to him (yesterday, for example). Usually he can try to brush it off by occupying himself with something else, but other times he can't, and ends up seriously considering things that he normally wouldn't; suicide being the most serious. I talked to him today, and he told me he felt fine, but I'm concerned that one day he might actually act on his feelings.

A. My suggestion is to keep frequent contact with your friend and keep them talking and sharing their problems and worries. Someone who may often think about suicide should not be left alone if that is possible, especially when there are those really dark days.

Someone needs to followup and make sure they take their medication. Its so easy to lapse on that. My wife keeps up with me, but sometimes, we both miss it. I have resorted to programming the appoinment calendar on my cell phone PDA to alert me twice a day at medicine time. That only works if I remember to turn the phone on.
My doctor provided me with additioanl medication for those bad days which really works. It usually makes me sleepy and soon I forget about the whole thing that seemed to be bothering me. Thise bad days pass and soon all is back on track. Its just soemthing I have learned to live with for many many years. There's not going to be a cure for me. I just do the best I can and let the chips fall where they may.

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Vic said the work is significantly short-t er than Momente but the reason it had e been left on the shelf until now was due to the complexities of the performance.
Theatralia Judaica: Emanzipation und Antisemitismus als Momente der Theatergeschichte.
After the evening-long play of voices of Momente (1961-64; revised 1972)--a cantata merging snapshots of love and reconciliation in his personal life with messages of equality and emancipation of black Americans, expressed in an idiom combining the intimacy of late-night cabaret with the joyfully inspired rhetoric of black gospel music--it had taken a huge leap of faith for Stockhausen to embark on a project as monumental as LICHT, planned from the outset to take some twenty-five years to complete.
4) Meinong denuncia "Das Vorurteil zugunsten des Wirklichen" (el prejuicio en favor de lo real) como un prejuicio injustificado que hace imposible entender los objetos matematicos, que son objetos inexistentes: "Zusammen mit dem oben beruhrten Vorurteil zugunsten der Wirklichkeitserkenntnis lasst diese prinzipielle Unabhangigkeit der Mathematik von der Existenz eine Tatsache verstehen, die ohne Berucksichtigung dieser Momente billig befremden konnte" (Meinong 1972a, p.
Strebenorientiertes Handeln das die Bedingungen seines zukunftigen Handelns sichert, ermoglicht verlangerte Handlungsketten, deren einzelne Glieder Momente im Bedingungsgefuge ungehinderten Strebens sind.
Beim Vergleich mit dem Finnischen stosst man bei den Suffixen auf ungewohnliche und auch uberraschende Momente, so z.
Die Kopula "ist" kommt von der Natur des Begriffs, in seiner EntauBerung identisch mit sich zu sein; das Einzelne und das Allgemeine sind als seine Momente solche Bestimmtheiten, die nicht isoliert werden konnen".
Wat hier van belang is, is hoedat hierdie voortdurende verandering en verskuiwings in identiteit juis plaasvind as gevolg van die kreatiewe momente.
21) "Der Begriff als solcher enthaelt die Momente der Allgemeinheit, als freier Gleichheit mit sich selbst in ihrer Bestimmtheit--der Besonderheit, der Bestimmtheit, in welcher das Allgemeine ungetruebt sich selbst gleich bleibt, und der Einzelnheit, als der Reflexion in sich der Bestimmtheiten der Allgemeinheit und Besonderheit, welche negative Einheit mit sich das an undfuer sich Bestimmte und zugleich mit sich Identische oder Allgemeine ist" (E, [section] 163).
Zwei Momente haben, glaube ich, diese Entwicklung befordert: -ENUS ist, weil seine eigentliche Funktion vulgarsprachlich mit syntaktischen Mitteln wiedergegeben wird, uberflussig, sozusagen beschaftigungslos geworden und kann nun fur andere Funktionen verwendet werden [.
A Chapter in the History of Yiddish Printing in Italy" published in Schopferische Momente des europaischen Judentums 16.
With distance, he finds his voice, then and now: "Gedachtnis halt leuchtende Momente fest.