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free energy

noun, Thermodynamics
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  • His physical vitality—his faculties of free energy, endurance, elasticity—was a superb endowment to begin with.

  • But Forrester blocked it; the splatter of free energy struck at the nearby trees, sending them crashing to the ground.

    Pagan Passions Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Set up a topological relation that drained all the free energy out of the system.

    The Lost Kafoozalum Pauline Ashwell
  • Thus the electromotive force is equal to the change of this free energy per electrochemical equivalent of reaction in the cell.

  • The people there also liked the idea of cooking with the sun's free energy!

    The BYU Solar Cooker/Cooler Steven E. Jones
  • Although energy in abundance is still present, there is no longer any energy capable of change, or free energy.

    Natural Philosophy Wilhelm Ostwald
  • One feels behind it the fine and free energy of a creative spirit.

    Impressions And Comments Havelock Ellis
  • No wonder they hung around Durval's machines sucking up what free energy they could.

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British Dictionary definitions for free energy

free energy

noun
1.
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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