n. product of a body's mass and its velocity; impelling force or strength; impetus
He says he's trying to gain momentum from the U.N. to the G-20, to this Copenhagen summit in December.
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And meanwhile, the very next morning after the battle, the French army advanced of itself upon the Russians, carried forward by the force of its own momentum now seemingly increased in inverse proportion to the square of the distance from its aim.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For military science to say this is like defining momentum in mechanics by reference to the mass only: stating that momenta are equal or unequal to each other simply because the masses involved are equal or unequal.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context