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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does alternative energy mean? 

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (noun)
  The noun ALTERNATIVE ENERGY has 1 sense:

1. energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment

  Familiarity information: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY used as a noun is very rare.


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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY (noun)


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Meaning:

Energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("alternative energy" is a kind of...):

energy ((physics) the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "alternative energy"):

solar energy; solar power (energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy)

wind generation; wind power (power derived from the wind (as by windmills))


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