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Kinetic energy Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
hEnglish - advanced version
n : the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion [syn: k.e.]
1. the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion
(hypernym) mechanical energy
Kinetic energy Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
General Chemistry Glossary
NRC Nuclear Energy Glossary
The energy that a body possesses by virtue of its mass and velocity. Also called the energy of motion.A service to the public by The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).
EIA Energy Glossary
Energy available as a result of motion that varies directly in proportion to an object's mass and the square of its velocity.Source: Energy Information Administration, 2006
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
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)ý.
Technical English by wpv
The ability of an object to do work by virtue of its motion. (Water moving in a pipe has kinetic energy.) The energy terms that are usually used to describe the operation of a pump are "pressure" and "head". In classical mechanics, equal to one half of the body’s mass times the square of its speed.
Energy due to motion of a mass (m). In terms of Newtonian mechanics, which applies when velocities (v) are well below the speed of light, KE = 1/2 m v2. For an ensamble of a very large number of particles in a gas or plasma their average kinetic energy is a statistical measure of the absolute temperature (K).
Kinetic energy Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The kinetic energy of an object is the 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 stated velocity. Having gained this energy during its acceleration, the body maintains this kinetic energy unless its speed changes. The same amount of work is done by the body in decelerating from its current speed to a state of rest.
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Kinetic energy Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Terms of Environment
Energy possessed by a moving object or water body.Provided as a public service by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
Energy possessed by moving water.
The energy inherent in a substance because of its motion, expressed as a function of its velocity and mass, or MV2/2.