noun (plural -gies) Etymology: Late Latin energia, from Greek energeia activity, from energos active, from en in + ergon work — more at work Date: 1599 1. a. dynamic quality <
narrative energy
b. the capacity of acting or being active <
intellectual energy
c. a usually positive spiritual force <
the energy flowing through all people
2. vigorous exertion of power ; effort <
investing time and energy
3. a fundamental entity of nature that is transferred between parts of a system in the production of physical change within the system and usually regarded as the capacity for doing work 4. usable power (as heat or electricity); also the resources for producing such power Synonyms: see power

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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