Kinetic-energy meaning

kə-nĕtĭk
The energy of a body that results from its motion.
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The definition of kinetic energy is mechanical energy that someone or something has by virtue of its being in motion.

The energy that a ball has and produces as it rolls down a hill is an example of kinetic energy.

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The energy possessed by a system or object as a result of its motion. The kinetic energy of objects with mass is dependent upon the velocity and mass of the object, while the energy of waves depends on their velocity, frequency, and amplitude, as well as the density of the medium if there is one (as with ocean waves).
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The energy possessed by a body because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its velocity.
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(physics) The energy possessed by an object because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its velocity.
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Origin of kinetic-energy

  • From Ancient Greek κινητικός (kinētikos, “kinetic”) + ενέργεια (energeia, “energy”).

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