hinge moment

hinge moment

[′hinjd ¦mō·mənt]
(aerospace engineering)
The tendency of an aerodynamic force to produce motion about the hinge line of a control surface.
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But for insurance enterprises, digital transformation has reached a hinge moment.
But please stop telling me that Atomic Blonde , on the heels of Wonder Woman , amounts to some hinge moment for movies, which are henceforth going to shower us with female action leads.
We have the privilege of being present at a hinge moment in history to wrestle with the future of our networks and their effect on our commerce and our culture.
Lipstadt has done a great service by untethering the trial from Arendt's polarizing presence, recovering the event as a gripping legal drama, as well as a hinge moment in Israel's history and in the world's delayed awakening to the magnitude of the Holocaust.
Since the hinge moment of the Christian story is the resurrection of one particular body, it's odd that some of us are willing to believe in his and not in ours.
Also, it gives me an excuse to point out that Lance's article is truly must-read, establishing as it does that the ultra-nationalist Kahane's 1990 murder in Manhattan was not some small provincial story, but rather an absolute hinge moment in the United States's war with al-Qaida; and that, in fact, you can trace the success of several al-Qaida operations, including 9/11, to the mishandling of the prosecution of Kahane's killers.
Thus, `that Jesus understood his presence in Jerusalem to be the hinge moment in the eschatological drama had its basis in' the Zion traditions (p.
If there was one hinge moment for reformism in the period when Gorbachev was consolidating himself, it came with the near-meltdown at Chernobyl.
However, one disadvantage of a compliant control surface is that actuator requirements can increase, because the aerodynamic balancing used on discrete flaps to reduce the hinge moments is generally not possible.
It should come as no surprise to insurers that handling a claim is one of those hinge moments that can turn customers into staunch promoters or detractors.