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Accumulation of energyAccumulation Ac*cu`mu*la"tion, n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F.
1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated,
or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of
earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.
2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
Accumulation of energy or power, the storing of energy by
means of weights lifted or masses put in motion;
An accumulation of degrees (Eng. Univ.), the taking of
several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or
than is allowed by the rules. Conservation of energyConservation Con`ser*va"tion, n. [L. conservatio: cf. F.
The act of preserving, guarding, or protecting; the keeping
(of a thing) in a safe or entire state; preservation.
A step necessary for the conservation of Protestantism.
A state without the means of some change is without the
means of its conservation. --Burke.
Conservation of areas (Astron.), the principle that the
radius vector drawn from a planet to the sun sweeps over
equal areas in equal times.
Conservation of energy, or Conservation of force (Mech.),
the principle that the total energy of any material system
is a quantity which can neither be increased nor
diminished by any action between the parts of the system,
though it may be transformed into any of the forms of
which energy is susceptible. --Clerk Maxwell. Dissipation of energyDissipation Dis`si*pa"tion, n. [L. dissipatio: cf. F.
1. The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of
dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Without loss or dissipation of the matter. --Bacon.
The famous dissipation of mankind. --Sir M. Hale.
2. A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc.,
are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in
vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.;
To reclaim the spendthrift from his dissipation and
extravagance. --P. Henry.
3. A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Prevented from finishing them [the letters] a
thousand avocations and dissipations. --Swift.
Dissipation of energy. Same as Degradation of energy,
under Degradation. Intrinsic energy of a bodyIntrinsic In*trin"sic ([i^]n*tr[i^]n"s[i^]k), a. [L.
intrinsecus inward, on the inside; intra within + secus
otherwise, beside; akin to E. second: cf. F. intrins[`e]que.
See Inter-, Second, and cf. Extrinsic.]
1. Inward; internal; hence, true; genuine; real; essential;
inherent; not merely apparent or accidental; -- opposed to
extrinsic; as, the intrinsic value of gold or silver;
the intrinsic merit of an action; the intrinsic worth or
goodness of a person.
He was better qualified than they to estimate justly
the intrinsic value of Grecian philosophy and
refinement. --I. Taylor.
2. (Anat.) Included wholly within an organ or limb, as
certain groups of muscles; -- opposed to extrinsic.
Intrinsic energy of a body (Physics), the work it can do in
virtue of its actual condition, without any supply of
energy from without.
Intrinsic equation of a curve (Geom.), the equation which
expresses the relation which the length of a curve,
measured from a given point of it, to a movable point, has
to the angle which the tangent to the curve at the movable
point makes with a fixed line.
Intrinsic value. See the Note under Value, n.
Syn: Inherent; innate; natural; real; genuine. Kinetic energyKinetic Ki*net"ic, q. [Gr. ?, from ? to move.] (Physics)
Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to
Kinetic energy. See Energy, n. 4. Potential energyPotential Po*ten"tial, a. [Cf. F. potentiel. See Potency.]
1. Being potent; endowed with energy adequate to a result;
efficacious; influential. [Obs.] ``And hath in his effect
a voice potential.' --Shak.
2. Existing in possibility, not in actuality. ``A potential
Potential existence means merely that the thing may
be at ome time; actual existence, that it now is.
Potential cautery. See under Cautery.
Potential energy. (Mech.) See the Note under Energy.
Potential mood, or mode (Gram.), that form of the verb
which is used to express possibility, liberty, power,
will, obligation, or necessity, by the use of may, can,
must, might, could, would, or should; as, I may go; he can
write. Radiant energyRadiant Ra"di*ant, a. [L. radians, -antis, p. pr. of radiare
to emit rays or beams, fr. radius ray: cf. F. radiant. See
Radius, Ray a divergent line.]
1. Emitting or proceeding as from a center; [U.S.] rays;
2. Especially, emitting or darting rays of light or heat;
issuing in beams or rays; beaming with brightness;
emitting a vivid light or splendor; as, the radiant sun.
Mark what radiant state she spreads. --Milton.
3. Beaming with vivacity and happiness; as, a radiant face.
4. (Her.) Giving off rays; -- said of a bearing; as, the sun
radiant; a crown radiant.
5. (Bot.) Having a raylike appearance, as the large marginal
flowers of certain umbelliferous plants; -- said also of
the cluster which has such marginal flowers.
Radiant energy (Physics), energy given out or transmitted
by radiation, as in the case of light and radiant heat.
Radiant heat, proceeding in right lines, or directly from
the heated body, after the manner of light, in distinction
from heat conducted or carried by intervening media.
Radiant point. (Astron.) See Radiant, n., 3. TelenergyTelenergy Tel*en"er*gy, n. [Gr. th^le far + energy.]
Display of force or energy at a distance, or without contact;
-- applied to mediumistic phenomena. -- Tel`en*er"gic, a.
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