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noun [uncountable] momentum pronunciation in American English /moʊˈmentəm/

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  1. 1
    progress or development that is becoming faster or stronger
    the momentum towards economic and political union in Europe
    gain/gather momentum: Interest in human rights issues has gained momentum.
    lose momentum: There was already evidence that the riots were losing momentum.
    maintain the momentum/keep the momentum going: We must maintain the momentum of reform.
  2. 2
    the speed with which a moving object keeps moving or moves faster
    The vehicle gained momentum as the road dipped.

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