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Kerr effect Tweet Definition of Kerr effect Like Definition of Kerr effect on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics) birefringence of a material induced by an electric field due to partial orientation of its molecules
KG Tweet Definition of KG Like Definition of KG on Facebook
initialism
  1. Knight of the Garter
kilogram-meter Tweet Definition of kilogram-meter Like Definition of kilogram-meter on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics) a unit of work, equal to that done by a force of one kilogram acting through a distance of one meter
kilohertz Tweet Definition of kilohertz Like Definition of kilohertz on Facebook
noun
  1. A unit of frequency equal to one thousand cycles per second; one thousand hertz
kinetic energy Tweet Definition of kinetic energy Like Definition of kinetic energy on Facebook
noun
  1. (physics): The energy possessed by an object because of its motion, equal to one half the mass of the body times the square of its velocity.

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