geothermal energy

Main Entry:  geothermal energy
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a form of energy obtained from within the earth, originating in its core; also, energy produced by extracting the earth's internal heat
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geothermal energy definition


Energy obtained by tapping underground reservoirs of heat, usually near volcanoes or other hot spots on the surface of the Earth.

Note: At present, little of the world's energy supply is obtained from these sources.
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