Part of speech: noun

The impetus of a moving body.

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Usage examples "momentum":

  1. It has the momentum of a great nation pushing it on from behind.... - "The U.P. Trail", Zane Grey.
  2. The struggle of the engines against the momentum of the ferry told that others had seen the gleaming ship or, at least, had heard the hail. - "The Indian Drum", William MacHarg Edwin Balmer.
  3. Mrs. Ebley did more than her duty- and had often too much momentum, which now and then upset other people's apple carts. - "The Point of View", Elinor Glyn.