fixing moment

fixing moment

[′fik·siŋ ‚mō·mənt]
(mechanics)
The bending moment at the end support of a beam necessary to fix it and prevent rotation. Also known as fixed end moment.
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An important insight that tends to emerge in time is that the true value of practice resides in cultivating a greater awareness of and gratitude for the moments of our life than it is about fixing moments that do not meet our expectations.