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English noun: free energy

1. free energy (phenomenon) (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs

SamplesEnergy can take a wide variety of forms.


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon

Narrower (hyponym)activation energy, alternative energy, atomic energy, binding energy, chemical energy, electrical energy, electricity, energy level, energy of activation, energy state, heat, heat energy, mechanical energy, nuclear energy, radiant energy, radiation, rest energy, separation energy, work

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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