vis viva

noun vis vi·va \-ˈvīvə\

Definition of vis viva

plural

vires vivae

\-īˌvē\
  1. :  the force of a moving body calculated as the product of its mass and the square of its velocity :  twice the kinetic energy

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Origin and Etymology of vis viva

New Latin, living force


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