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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.


Synonymsenergy


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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