kinetic potential

noun Physics.

the kinetic energy minus the potential energy in a system obeying the principle of conservation of energy. Symbol: L

Nearby words

  1. kinetheodolite,
  2. kinetic,
  3. kinetic art,
  4. kinetic energy,
  5. kinetic friction,
  6. kinetic theory,
  7. kinetic theory of gases,
  8. kinetic theory of heat,
  9. kinetic theory of matter,
  10. kineticism

Origin of kinetic potential

First recorded in 1925–30

Also called Lagrangian function. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019