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po·ten·tial en·er·gy

the energy, existing in a body by virtue of its position or state of existence, which is not being exerted at the time.
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po·ten·tial en·er·gy

(pŏ-ten'shăl en'ĕr-jē)
The energy, existing in a body by virtue of its position or state of existence, which is not being exerted at the time.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

potential energy

any stored energy that can be released to do work.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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"Anything pressurised has stored energy that could explode in the heat," he said.
It will also provide energy retailers with protection against price peaks by facilitating access to stored energy. As PV markets evolve from feed-in tariffs to net-metering and finally to self- consumption, the grid services will provide homeowners with the opportunity to maximize self-consumption and take advantage of time-of-use tariffs as a revenue stream.
Target: Galenfeha/ battery and stored energy division
Support of any kind of operation depends on the stored energy of the logistics system.
The results provide a new interpretation of Vandenbosch's expressions [41] and explain the observed cases with negative stored energy [21].
Birmingham has the world's first research centre for Cryogenic Energy Storage that will explore technology to help develop renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power with its ability to convert excess/off-peak electricity into multi-megawatts of stored energy.
Michael Crawford, MS, manager of Cleveland Clinic's cardiac rehabilitation program, explains that exercise not only helps reduce the amount of visceral fat in the body, but it can also improve your metabolic profile, which means greater blood pressure and cholesterol control, as well as improved blood glucose management and more efficient use of stored energy in the body.
Currently, expensive materials like iridium or ruthenium oxide are used to overcome the activation energy barrier for the electrolytic splitting of [H.sub.2]O into [O.sub.2] and [H.sub.2], the latter of which can be reacted in a fuel cell to release this stored energy. But electrolyzers are only affordable on an industrial scale, and many groups are searching for better catalysts.
"When it's impossible to refuel in the field, an extra boost of stored energy could extend the device's life span significantly."
But the stored energy in his prosthetic legs gives him slightly more spring (see illustrations).
A sound fall planting program will help get your deer into the winter with a maximum amount of stored energy (fat).
Nigel Darke, Business Director comments "No matter what name we go under, for over 150 years we've been looking to improve stored energy technology and find new applications.