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The word means twisted.

  • In biology, usually refers to the spiral shape of Gastropod body and shells, seen easily in the garden snail.
  • In mathematics, the term torsion has several meanings, mostly unrelated to each other.
    • Torsion of curves
    • Torsion of connection
    • Torsion tensor
    • Torsion (abstract algebra)
    • Torsion (modules)
    • Torsion (topology)
  • In medicine torsion can refer to
    • Testicular torsion
    • Bloat
  • Torsion (mechanics)
  • Torsion coefficient
  • Torsion pendulum
  • Torsion spring or -bar



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