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  1. A brief, unspecified amount of time.
    Wait up a moment, while I lock the front door.
  2. Weight or importance.
    • 1904, Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of the Second Stain’ (Norton 2005, p.1192)
      The document in question is of such immense importance that its publication might very easily – I might almost say probably – lead to European complications of the utmost moment.
  3. The turning effect of a force applied to a rotational system at a distance from the axis of rotation. Also called moment of force.
  4. A definite period of time, specifically one-tenth of a point, or one-fortieth or one-fiftieth of an hour.
  5. A petit mal, a spell.
  6. A fit, a short-duration tantrum, a hissy.

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