potential energy

Definitions

General Science

  • noun the energy of an object because of its position or due to its being stretched or compressed

Astronomy

  • Energy which an object possesses by virtue of its position in a gravitational or electromagnetic field, like a boulder ready to topple from a cliff or an electron about to plummet through an electric field

Electronics

Sports

  • noun the energy that a body or system has stored because of its position in an electric, magnetic, or gravitational field, or because of its configuration.
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