nounPronunciationNote that torque only has one syllable. It comes from the Latin torquere, which means 'to twist'.
(Mechanical engineering: Mechanics and dynamics) Torque is the ability of a shaft to cause rotation. ⇒ You generate torque when you apply a force using a wrench. ⇒ A handle allows a user to apply torque to the central pendulum to start the system. ⇒ Torque is the ability of a shaft to cause rotation.
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