Definition of kinetic energy in English:

kinetic energy

noun

Physics
  • [mass noun] Energy which a body possesses by virtue of being in motion.

    ‘energy above that needed to ionize the molecule is carried away as kinetic energy of the electron ejected’
    Compare with potential energy
    [count noun] ‘particles with low kinetic energies’
    • ‘The energy flow resulting from transforming kinetic energy into potential energy is heat.’
    • ‘A moving particle will carry with it the energy of its motion, which the physicists call kinetic energy.’
    • ‘One way energy is conserved is through the transformation of an object's potential energy into kinetic energy.’
    • ‘The molecules convert their kinetic energy into potential energy when they rise into the air just like the ball did.’
    • ‘By lowering the centre of gravity, some potential energy is removed from the system and converted to kinetic energy - the energy of motion.’