rest energy

noun Physics.
  1. the energy equivalent to the mass of a particle at rest in an inertial frame of reference, equal to the rest mass times the square of the speed of light.

Origin of rest energy

First recorded in 1935–40
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rest energy in Science

rest energy

[rĕst]
  1. In Special Relativity, the energy corresponding to the rest mass of a body, equal to the rest mass multiplied by the speed of light squared. See more at mass-energy equivalence.
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