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kinetic energy

kinetic energy (symbol K) Energy that an object possesses because it is in motion. It is the energy given to an object to set it in motion; it depends on the mass (m) of the object and its velocity (v), according to the equation K = 1/2 mv2. On impact, it is converted into other forms of energy such as heat, sound and light. See also potential energy

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kinetic energy

ki·net·ic en·er·gy • n. Physics energy that a body possesses by virtue of being in motion.Compare with potential energy.

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kinetic energy

kinetic energy: see energy.

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