moment (

     n 1: a particular point in time; "the moment he arrived the party
          began" [syn: minute, second, instant]
     2: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "it only
        takes a minute"; "in just a bit" [syn: minute, second,
     3: at this time; "the disappointments of the here and now";
        "she is studying at the moment" [syn: here and now, {present
     4: having important effects or influence; "decisions of great
        consequence are made by the president himself"; "virtue is
        of more moment that security" [syn: consequence, import]
        [ant: inconsequence]
     5: the moment of a couple is the product of its force and the
        distance between its opposing forces
     6: the n-th moment of a distribution is the expected value of
        the n-th power of the deviations from a fixed value