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“… curvature and in torsion it turns out …”

meanings of torsion


  1. The stopping of arterial haemorrhage in certain cases, by twisting the cut end of the artery.
  2. That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.
  3. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.