conservation of energy


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conservation of energy

n.
A principle stating that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant regardless of changes within the system.

conservation of energy

n
(General Physics) the principle that the total energy of any isolated system is constant and independent of any changes occurring within the system

conserva′tion of en′ergy


n.
the principle that in a system not subject to any external force, the amount of energy is constant despite its changes in form.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.conservation of energy - the fundamental principle of physics that the total energy of an isolated system is constant despite internal changes
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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