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CONSERVATION OF ENERGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does conservation of energy mean? 

CONSERVATION OF ENERGY (noun)
  The noun CONSERVATION OF ENERGY has 1 sense:

1. the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes

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


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CONSERVATION OF ENERGY (noun)


Sense 1conservation of energy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes

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Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

conservation of energy; first law of thermodynamics; law of conservation of energy

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

law of thermodynamics ((physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system)

conservation ((physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations)


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