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tor•sion



Pronunciation: (tôr'shun), [key]
n.
1. the act of twisting.
2. the state of being twisted.
3. Mech.
a. the twisting of a body by two equal and opposite torques.
b. the internal torque so produced.
4. Math.
a. the degree of departure of a curve from a plane.
b. a number measuring this.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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