Definition of torsion :
1. That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility.
2. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction.
- This is the most simple manner of torsion. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
- And so saying he applied a sudden and severe torsion to the lad's wrist. - "New-Arabian-Nights", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
- Any special occasion of expansion or exuberance, of depression, torsion, or introspection, was sufficient to call it forth. - "Literary Lapses", Stephen Leacock.