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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kinetic energy, K.E.(noun)

    the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its motion


  1. kinetic energy(Noun)

    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.

  2. Origin: From + .


  1. Kinetic energy

    In physics, 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. In classical mechanics, the kinetic energy of a non-rotating object of mass m traveling at a speed v is ½ mv². In relativistic mechanics, this is only a good approximation when v is much less than the speed of light.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinetic energy in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinetic energy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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    It looks worse than it was, quantum does kinetic energy storage – the way it is installed is very, very safe.

  2. Stephen Hargarten:

    The bullet enters the body, and the energy, as it dissipates, tissues stretch and lacerate, bones fracture. The bullet and its kinetic energy causes acute injury, we advocate for research funding support so we can seek better ways to prevent these injuries and to improve the treatment of these injuries that impact long-term disabilities.

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