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potential energy

n.
The energy of a particle or system of particles derived from position, or condition, rather than motion. A raised weight, coiled spring, or charged battery has potential energy.

potential energy

n
(General Physics) the energy of a body or system as a result of its position in an electric, magnetic, or gravitational field. It is measured in joules (SI units), electronvolts, ergs, etc. Symbol: Ep, V, U or φ Abbreviation: PE

poten′tial en′ergy



n.
the energy of a body or a system with respect to the position of the body or the arrangement of the particles of the system. Compare kinetic energy.
[1850–55]

potential energy

The energy possessed by a body as a result of its position or condition rather than its motion. A raised weight, coiled spring, or charged battery has potential energy. Compare kinetic energy.
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Noun1.potential energy - the mechanical energy that a body has by virtue of its position; stored energy
elastic energy, elastic potential energy - potential energy that is stored when a body is deformed (as in a coiled spring)
mechanical energy - energy in a mechanical form
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