potential energy

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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.

potential energy

Etymology: L, potentia, power; Gk, energeia
the energy contained in a body as a result of its position in space, internal structure, and stresses imposed on it. Also called latent energy.

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.

potential energy

any stored energy that can be released to do work.

potential energy

the energy due to an object or body's position or form. May be elastic, gravitational or electrical.
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And as stored energy is released in a particular area of your body, you might experience familiar feelings of earlier stress stored in that tissue.
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all that stored energy turns into kinetic (motion) energy.
The stored energy where the body of the car is bent in can hurt responders when they try to pry them open to get someone out of the car.
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The sugars are stored energy, fuel that you can move and use now or later.
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Stored energy company Galenfeha (OTCBB:GLFH) said on Thursday that it has been awarded a purchase order to supply its proprietary stored energy systems to the Department of Defense (DoD) organisation based in Louisiana.
The objective is to acquire an equivalent number of capacitors 14 MJ stored energy to 24 kV (with a minimum number of equivalent capacitors 9 MJ stored energy to 24 kV and a maximum number of equivalent capacitors 21 MJ stored energy to 24 kV) .
15 April 2016 - US-based stored energy solutions company EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Florida-based battery maker The Enser Corp.
The flywheel technology will smooth the power flowing from the wind turbines and inject stored energy when needed.
This converts the stored energy into kinetic energy.