Meaning of torsion

tor•sion

Pronunciation: (tôr'shun), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of twisting.
  2. the state of being twisted.
    1. the twisting of a body by two equal and opposite torques.
    2. the internal torque so produced.
    1. the degree of departure of a curve from a plane.
    2. a number measuring this.
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