energy, free energy(noun)
(physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs
"energy can take a wide variety of forms"
energy, vigor, vigour, zip(noun)
"he plays tennis with great energy"; "he's full of zip"
energy, push, get-up-and-go(noun)
enterprising or ambitious drive
"Europeans often laugh at American energy"
energy, muscularity, vigor, vigour, vim(noun)
an imaginative lively style (especially style of writing)
"his writing conveys great energy"; "a remarkable muscularity of style"
energy, vim, vitality(noun)
a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"jogging works off my excess energy"; "he seemed full of vim and vigor"
any source of usable power
"the DOE is responsible for maintaining the energy policy"
Department of Energy, Energy Department, Energy, DOE(noun)
the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
The impetus behind all motion and all activity.
The capacity to do work.
A quantity that denotes the ability to do work and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass u00D7 distanceu00B2/timeu00B2 (MLu00B2/Tu00B2) or the equivalent.
An intangible, modifiable force (often characterized as either 'positive' or 'negative') believed to emanate from a person, place or thing and which is (or can be) preserved and transferred in human interactions; shared mood or group habit; a vibe.
internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive
power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate
strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy
capacity for performing work
In physics, energy is an indirectly observed quantity which comes in many forms, such as kinetic energy, potential energy, radiant energy, and many others; which are listed in this summary article. This is a major topic in science and technology and this article gives an overview of its major aspects, and provides links to the many specific articles about energy in its different forms and contexts. The question "what is energy?" is difficult to answer in a simple, intuitive way, although energy can be rigorously defined in theoretical physics. In the words of Richard Feynman, "It is important to realize that in physics today, we have no knowledge what energy is. We do not have a picture that energy comes in little blobs of a definite amount." However, it is clear that energy is always an indispensable prerequisite for performing mechanical work, and the concept has great importance in natural science. The natural basic units in which energy is measured are those used for mechanical work; they always are equivalent to a unit of force multiplied by a unit of length. Other equivalent units for energy are mass units multiplied by velocity units squared.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en′ėr-ji, n. power of doing work: power exerted: vigorous operation: strength: (physics) the term, as applied to a material system, used to denote the power of doing work possessed by that system.—adjs. Energet′ic, -al, having or showing energy: active: forcible: effective.—adv. Energet′ically.—n.pl. Energet′ics, the science of the general laws of energy.—adj. Ener′gic, exhibiting energy.—v.t. En′ergise, to give strength or active force to.—v.i. to act with force:—pr.p. en′ergīsing; pa.p. en′ergīsed.—Conservation of energy (see Conservation). [Gr. energeia—en, in, ergon, work.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The capacity for doing work. It is measured by work units which involve the exercise of force along a path of some length. A foot-pound, centimeter-gram, and centimeter-dyne are units of energy and work. The absolute unit of energy is the erg, a force of one dyne exercised over one centimeter of space. (See Dyne.) The dimensions of energy are force (M * L / T^2) * space (L) = M * (L^2 / T^2). Energy may be chemical (atomic or molecular), mechanical, electrical, thermal, physical, potential, kinetic, or actual, and other divisions could be formulated.
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Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #790
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Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1523
Rank popularity for the word 'energy' in Nouns Frequency: #325
The numerical value of energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- енергия, силаBulgarian
- energiaCatalan, Valencian
- courage, énergieFrench
- enerzjyWestern Frisian
- brìgh, lùths, neartScottish Gaelic
- enèjiHaitian Creole
- կորով, ուժ, եռանդ, էներգիաArmenian
- energia, forzaItalian
- エネルギー, 動力Japanese
- 에너지, 에네르기Korean
- енергија, energijaSerbo-Croatian
- enerji, erke, güçTurkish
- năng lượngVietnamese
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