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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ At the end of this time the rotor has moved forward to a position where the motor is producing negative torque.
▪ But it's more than power the kit provides-it also offers a massive boost in torque.
▪ By analogy to the hybrid motor the expression for pull-out torque in a variable-reluctance motor can be found directly.
▪ If the switching angle is not optimised at any operating speed then the motor torque is less than the pull-out torque.
▪ The shoulder torque has most effect on the arm of the player, the wrist torque on the club itself.
▪ There's good torque for clean response and brisk pick-up after shifting gear, but high-end engine output is nothing startling.
▪ Variations of load and friction torques with speed can also be taken into account.
▪ What you will really love, though, is the buckets of low-down torque that the G-lader blower and intercooler create.
▪ When relative motion occurs between the damper components there is a mutual drag torque.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Torque \Torque\, n. [L. torques a twisted neck chain, fr. torquere to twist.]

  1. A collar or neck chain, usually twisted, especially as worn by ancient barbaric nations, as the Gauls, Germans, and Britons.

  2. [L. torquere to twist.] (Mech.) That which tends to produce torsion; a couple of forces.
    --J. Thomson.

  3. (Phys. Science) A turning or twisting; tendency to turn, or cause to turn, about an axis.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"rotating force," 1882, from Latin torquere "to twist, turn, turn about, twist awry, distort, torture," from PIE *torkw-eyo-, causative of *terkw- "to twist" (see thwart (adv.)). The word also is used (since 1834) by antiquarians and others as a term for the twisted metal necklace worn anciently by Gauls, Britons, Germans, etc., from Latin torques "collar of twisted metal," from torquere. Earlier it had been called in English torques (1690s). Torque-wrench is from 1941.


1570s (implied in torqued "twisted"), from torque (n.).


Etymology 1 n. (context physics mechanics English) A rotational or twisting effect of a force; a moment of force, defined for measurement purposes as an equivalent straight line force multiplied by the distance from the axis of rotation (SI unit newton-metre or Nm; imperial unit foot-pound or ft.lbf). vb. To twist or turn something. Etymology 2

alt. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples. n. A tightly braided necklace or collar, often made of metal, worn by various early European peoples.


n. a twisting force [syn: torsion]


The Terascale Open-source Resource and QUEue Manager (TORQUE) is a distributed resource manager providing control over batch jobs and distributed compute nodes. TORQUE can integrate with the non-commercial Maui Cluster Scheduler or the commercial Moab Workload Manager to improve overall utilization, scheduling and administration on a cluster.

The TORQUE community has extended the original PBS to extend scalability, fault tolerance, and functionality. Contributors include NCSA, OSC, USC, the US DOE, Sandia, PNNL, UB, TeraGrid, and other HPC organizations. TORQUE is described by its developers as open-source software, using the OpenPBS version 2.3 license and as non- free software by the Debian Free Software Guidelines due to license issues.

Torque (game engine)

The Torque Game Engine, or TGE, is a 3D computer game engine originally developed by Dynamix for the 2001 first-person shooter Tribes 2. The current version is called Torque 3D.

Torque (disambiguation)

In physics, a torque is a vector that measures the tendency of a force to rotate an object about some axis.

Torque can also refer to:

Torque (DC Comics)

Torque is a supervillain in the DC Comics Universe, and an enemy of Nightwing. Created by writer Chuck Dixon and artist Scott McDaniel, he first appeared in Nightwing v2, #1 (Oct. 1996).

Torque (film)

Torque is a 2004 American action film about underground motorcycle gangs and racers. The film stars Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, Jaime Pressly, Will Yun Lee, Jay Hernandez, Max Beesley, Fredro Starr and Christina Milian. The film was directed by Joseph Kahn, in his feature film directing debut, edited by David Blackburn, written by Matt Johnson and produced by Neal H. Moritz, who is known for producing The Fast and the Furious film series.

Torque (comics)

Torque, in comics, may refer to:

  • Torque (DC Comics), a DC Comics supervillain
  • Torque, three Marvel Comics character:
    • Torque (Marvel Comics), a Marvel Comics superhero from the MC2 universe and member of X-People
    • Torque, one of the many aliases, including Brute, used by Ralphie Hutchins
    • Torque, a member of the Twisted Sisters
  • Torque, two Valiant Comics characters:
    • Torque, the alias used by John Torkelson, who appeared in Harbinger
    • Torque Magnus, the son of Leeja Clane and Magnus, Robot Fighter
Torque (magazine)

Torque magazine is a monthly motorsport magazine which is published by The Race Drivers Academy in the United Kingdom. It was first released in September 2008. The magazine's tag line is that it is 'By Drivers, For Drivers'. The magazine is written solely by racing drivers and includes interviews, guest columnists and articles written by other racing drivers. Whilst the main objective initially was to document news and mini biographies of The Race Drivers Academy's drivers, Torque has since attracted some top motorsport celebrities for interviews and its open stance on many issues has seen it become popular amongst hardcore racing fans. Torque prides itself in being open and honest in its views on the motorsport world.

Usage examples of "torque".

The mechanical analog would be a pendulum twisted to the side by a constant torque, resting motionless, cocked at an angle below the horizontal.

Torque forces that would easily separate material made of mere chemical bonds cannot overcome the strong force manifested by the buckyball SQUIDs, and the Met holds together.

She sat on a bench like any other of the no-hlewomen, and was dressed no more richly than they without the crown of regnancy or the gold torque of royal kinship common in the north.

He pumped his knees a lot, pawed several kicks, and swung his legs in long sweeps that torqued his hips into impossible positions.

Cutter thought he must be Torqued, cancered by the bad energy of a cacotopic zone, but that was not right.

But it had taken more than four generations of oppression of men, and the use of silver torques that could kill a man at the whim of any woman with Talent.

He had been able to sense the purplish feel that underlay the pteridons, that strange similarity to the crystal that had powered the torques of the Matrial.

The thread was not the normal brown or tan or yellow, black or black shot with green, or even black shot with purple or pink, or the dual pink and black threads he had seen with the torques of the Matrial.

Alucius slipped both into the space that looked like a window without glass and watched as a white-haired man with one of the ubiquitous silver torques took both.

Yes, you and many others wear torques, but those torques also free you from hunger, from want, and they allow you to walk anywhere at any glass in Madrien without fear and without danger.

Alucius knew what he had already seen, but it troubled him that everyone in Madrien seemed to accept the idea that men had to wear torques so the land could be free from poverty and danger.

Once they were on the raised high road, Alucius realized that the thin pink Talent-threads from the torques led to the long stone dwelling, not in a way that he could have proved, even though he felt it.

A wry smile crossed his face and vanished, as he considered that he was acting as if there were something he could do when he was yet a captive of one of those torques, and when he had still to regain full control over his Talent.

Matrial and the torques, the whole west coast of Corus was a slaughterhouse.

It might not even be that way if the torques vanished, now that people have seen the good.