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physics a measure of the effect a substance has on the kinetic energy of a particle passing through it
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How to use stopping power in a sentence
The effectiveness, or stopping power, is of prime importance.Pistol and Revolver Shooting|A. L. A. Himmelwright
The stopping power of a substance is proportional to the square root of its atomic weight.
The stopping power of an atom is not altered if it is in chemical union with another atom.
A pocket pistol of all pistols must have instant stopping power, as the shooting is done at a few feet or even inches off.
England, having to fight savage tribes, had always preferred a large bore pistol with stopping power.