The capacity to do work or cause particular changes.

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  • energy — 1590s, force of expression, from M.Fr. énergie (16c.), from L.L. energia, from Gk. energeia activity, operation, from energos active, working, from en at (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + ergon work, that which is wrought; business; action (see URGE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

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