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noun (energies)
  1. The impetus behind all motion and all activity.
  2. The capacity to do work.
  3. (context, physics) A quantity that denotes the ability to do work and is measured in a unit dimensioned in mass í distance²/time² (ML²/T²) or the equivalent.
    • Units:
      :SI: joule (J), kilowatt-hour (kW·h)
      :CGS: erg (erg)
      :Customary: foot-pound-force, calorie, kilocalorie (i.e. dietary calories), BTU, liter-atmosphere, ton of TNT
Translations: 
  • Dutch: energie
  • French: énergie
  • German: Energie
  • Italian: energia
    (trans-mid)
    • Japanese: (t, ja, sc=Jpan, ã¨ãã«ã®ã¼, tr=enerugÄ«)
    • Spanish: energí­a
    Etymology: From Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (energeia) "action, act, work", < (polytonic, á) (energos) "active" < (polytonic, á) (en) "in" + (polytonic, á) (ergon) "work".


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