kinetic energy

The energy possessed by an object because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its velocity.

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  • Kinetic energy — kinetic ki*net ic (k[i^]*n[e^]t [i^]k or k[ i]*n[e^]t [i^]k), a. [Gr. kinhtiko s, from kinei^n to move.] (Physics) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent. [1913 Webster] {Kinetic energy}. See {Energy}, n. 4. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • kinetic energy — ► NOUN Physics ▪ energy which a body possesses by virtue of being in motion. Compare with POTENTIAL ENERGY(Cf. ↑potential energy) …   English terms dictionary

  • kinetic energy — n energy associated with motion * * * energy of motion; equal to one half the mass of a body times the square of its velocity …   Medical dictionary

  • kinetic energy — n. the energy of a body that results from its motion …   English World dictionary

  • kinetic energy —  Kinetic Energy  Кинетическая энергия   Энергия, механической системы, зависящая от скоростей ее точек. Изменение кинетической энергии системы при ее перемещении из одного положения в другое происходит под действием приложенных к системе внешних… …   Толковый англо-русский словарь по нанотехнологии. - М.

  • Kinetic energy — The kinetic energy of an object is the extra energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its current velocity . Having gained this energy during its acceleration …   Wikipedia

  • kinetic energy — Physics. the energy of a body or a system with respect to the motion of the body or of the particles in the system. Cf. potential energy. [1865 70] * * * Form of energy that an object has by reason of its motion. The kind of motion may be… …   Universalium

  • kinetic energy —   lit. the energy of motion or movement. In geography, most commonly applied to the energy of moving water e.g. a river energy is a function of the volume of water and the velocity it moves at as it converts the potential energy it has from being …   Geography glossary

  • kinetic energy — N UNCOUNT In physics, kinetic energy is the energy that is produced when something moves. [TECHNICAL] …   English dictionary

  • kinetic energy — kinetinė energija statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Judėjimo energija. atitikmenys: angl. energy of motion; kinetic energy vok. Bewegungsenergie, f; kinetische Energie, f rus. кинетическая энергия, f; энергия движения, f …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • kinetic energy — The mechanical energy possessed by a body due to its motion. It may be calculated from the formula: Kinetic energy = 1/2 mass x (velocity)э …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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