- Potential energy is defined as mechanical energy, stored energy, or energy caused by its position.
The energy that a ball has when perched at a top of a steep hill while it is about to roll down is an example of potential energy.
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potential energy - Cultural Definition
The energy an object has because of its position, rather than its motion. An object held in a person's hand has potential energy, which turns to kinetic energy — the energy of motion — when the person lets it go, and it drops to the ground.
potential energy - Medical Definition
potential energy - Science Definition
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