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free energy

noun, Thermodynamics Unabridged
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  • Sunlight is free energy, but the equipment that captures it and turns it into usable electricity can be costly.
  • Always good to see people forming together to find more ways of free energy.
  • Closing the station would deprive both tribes of free energy-and a lot of money.
  • Their main motive has been the growing demand for pollution-free energy sources.
  • The key to this efficiency is the free energy arriving by stochastic resonance.
  • He needs to persuade a restive public that there is no magic that can provide them with risk-free energy.
  • Or maybe it would unless endless amounts of free energy.
  • It will be an age of practically unlimited free energy and extremely fast transportation.
  • Still lots of free energy lunches taken for granted here.
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British Dictionary definitions for free energy

free energy

a thermodynamic property that expresses the capacity of a system to perform work under certain conditions See Gibbs function, Helmholtz function
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free energy in Medicine

free energy n.
A thermodynamic quantity that is the difference between a system's internal energy and the product of its absolute temperature and entropy; the portion of total energy of a natural system that can be used for work.

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free energy in Science
free energy  
A thermodynamic quantity that is the difference between the internal energy of a system and the product of its absolute temperature and entropy. Free energy is a measure of the capacity of the system to do work. If its value is negative, the system will have a tendency to do work spontaneously, as in an exothermic chemical reaction. Free energy is measured in kilojoules per mole. Also called Gibbs free energy.
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