gravitational potential energy


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gravitational potential energy

the energy due to the position of a body or object in a gravitational field. Often calculated as weight multiplied by vertical height above some base (arbitrary) datum. Also known as potential energy.
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The higher up he is, the more gravitational potential energy (stored energy due to height) he'll have," says Louis Bloomfield, a physicist at the University of Virginia.