What Does Torque Mean?

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Torque is basically the turning effect of a force. In mechanics, it refers to a force that can cause torsion or rotation. Torque is at times defined as the moment of a force.
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torque
[tawrk]
NOUN
1.
Mechanics something that produces or tends to produce torsion or rotation; the moment of a force or system of forces tending to cause rotation.
2.
Machinery the measured ability of a rotating element, as of a gear or shaft, to overcome turning resistance.
3.
Optics. the rotational effect on plane-polarized light passing through certain liquids or crystals.
4.
a collar, necklace, or similar ornament consisting of a twisted narrow band, usually of precious metal, worn especially by the ancient Gauls and Britons.
VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [TORQUED, TORQU·ING.]
5.
Machinery to apply torque to (a nut, bolt, etc.).
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The most common way torque is referenced, is related to vehicles. The definition of torque when it refers to vehicles is the turning force at any given speed.
Torque quite literally means a twisting force. You hear the term torque used frequently in reference to vehicles. Torque is the turning force at a given speed.
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