potential energy

noun

Definition of potential energy

:the energy that a piece of matter has because of its position or nature or because of the arrangement of parts

First Known Use of potential energy

1853


POTENTIAL ENERGY Defined for English Language Learners

potential energy

noun

Definition of potential energy for English Language Learners

  • physics : the energy that something has because of its position or the way its parts are arranged


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potential energy

noun

medical Definition of potential energy

:the energy that a piece of matter has because of its position or because of the arrangement of parts

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