moment de la pesanteur


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English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Shanghainese
What is meant by le moment de la pesanteur, in the following sentence:

A cet instant précis, le moment de la pesanteur est nul[/QUOTE]

At this precise instant, the gravity of the moment (???) is zero.

The sentence is taken from a grammar site on the use of the word nul.
  • Uncle Bob

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    British English
    "Moment" is probably the physical sort (moment of inertia/moment of force...)
    Le "moment de la pesanteur" seems to be used here synonymously with "moment d'inertie" = moment of inertia.

    (Seems an odd choice of example for explaining grammar!)
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