mechanical energy

DEFINITIONS OF: mechanical energy

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n energy in a mechanical form

Types:
K.E., kinetic energy
the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion
P.E., potential energy
the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy
elastic energy, elastic potential energy
potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed (as in a coiled spring)
Type of:
energy, free energy
(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
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