kinetic energy

noun

: energy associated with motion

Examples of kinetic energy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is something to all that kinetic energy, the furious editing, the eye-popping visuals, that, when done well, is tough to beat. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 1 Apr. 2024 The blocks call attention to the grid that underlies the compositions, and their contrast with the twisting bands accentuates the kinetic energy of Cwiok’s approach. Mark Jenkins, Washington Post, 8 Mar. 2024 Illustration: Rhett Allain This data jumps around quite a bit more than the average kinetic energy. Rhett Allain, WIRED, 21 Jan. 2024 The resulting pushing and shoving keeps this internal movement going, resulting in untapped kinetic energy. IEEE Spectrum, 27 Oct. 2023 The combination of mass and speed let the authors estimate the total kinetic energy carried away from the collision by these rocks. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 20 July 2023 The discovery, recently published in the journal Nature, marks the latest advance in the five-decade hunt for Nagaoka ferromagnetism, in which a material magnetizes as the electrons within it minimize their kinetic energy, in contrast to traditional magnets. Michael Greshko, Quanta Magazine, 10 Jan. 2024 Such a condenser is essentially a large synchronous machine that spins freely; however, a flywheel connected to its shaft can store kinetic energy. IEEE Spectrum, 31 Dec. 2023 That means that the high-performance battery that feeds its electric motor will instead be kept charged by its ICE engine and kinetic energy generated by braking. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 21 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of kinetic energy was in 1870

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“Kinetic energy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinetic%20energy. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

kinetic energy

noun
: energy associated with motion

Medical Definition

kinetic energy

noun
: energy associated with motion

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