torque «trk», noun, verb, torqued, torqu|ing.
1. a force causing rotation or torsion.
2. Physics. the moment of a system of forces causing rotation: »

The power produced by an automobile engine consists of speed and torque.

3. a necklace of twisted metal: »

The ancient Gauls and Britons wore torques.

4. Optics. trotational effect produced by certain liquids or crystals on the plane of polarization of plane-polarized light passing through them.
–v.t., v.i.
to apply torque to an axle, bolt, wheel, or the like.
[< Latin torquēs twisted neck chain < torquēre to twist]
torqu´er, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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