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POTENTIAL ENERGY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does potential energy mean? 

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

1. the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy

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


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POTENTIAL ENERGY (noun)


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Meaning:

The mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Synonyms:

P.E.; potential energy

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

mechanical energy (energy in a mechanical form)

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

elastic energy; elastic potential energy (potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed (as in a coiled spring))


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