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English → English (gcide) Definition: Degradation of energy Degradation \Deg`ra*da"tion\, n. [LL. degradatio, from degradare: cf. F. d['e]gradation. See Degrade.] 1. The act of reducing in rank, character, or reputation, or of abasing; a lowering from one's standing or rank in office or society; diminution; as, the degradation of a peer, a knight, a general, or a bishop. [1913 Webster] He saw many removes and degradations in all the other offices of which he had been possessed. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being reduced in rank, character, or reputation; baseness; moral, physical, or intellectual degeneracy; disgrace; abasement; debasement. [1913 Webster] The . . . degradation of a needy man of letters. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Deplorable is the degradation of our nature. --South. [1913 Webster] Moments there frequently must be, when a sinner is sensible of the degradation of his state. --Blair. [1913 Webster] 3. Diminution or reduction of strength, efficacy, or value; degeneration; deterioration. [1913 Webster] The development and degradation of the alphabetic forms can be traced. --I. Taylor (The Alphabet). [1913 Webster] 4. (Geol.) A gradual wearing down or wasting, as of rocks and banks, by the action of water, frost etc. [1913 Webster] 5. (Biol.) The state or condition of a species or group which exhibits degraded forms; degeneration. [1913 Webster] The degradation of the species man is observed in some of its varieties. --Dana. [1913 Webster] 6. (Physiol.) Arrest of development, or degeneration of any organ, or of the body as a whole. [1913 Webster] Degradation of energy, or Dissipation of energy (Physics), the transformation of energy into some form in which it is less available for doing work. Syn: Abasement; debasement; reduction; decline. [1913 Webster] Energy \En"er*gy\, n.; pl. Energies. [F. ['e]nergie, LL. energia, fr. Gr.?, fr. ? active; ? in + ? work. See In, and Work.] 1. Internal or inherent power; capacity of acting, operating, or producing an effect, whether exerted or not; as, men possessing energies may suffer them to lie inactive. [1913 Webster] The great energies of nature are known to us only by their effects. --Paley. [1913 Webster] 2. Power efficiently and forcibly exerted; vigorous or effectual operation; as, the energy of a magistrate. [1913 Webster] 3. Strength of expression; force of utterance; power to impress the mind and arouse the feelings; life; spirit; -- said of speech, language, words, style; as, a style full of energy. [1913 Webster] 4. (Physics) Capacity for performing work. [1913 Webster] Note: The kinetic energy of a body is the energy it has in virtue of being in motion. It is measured by one half of the product of the mass of each element of the body multiplied by the square of the velocity of the element, relative to some given body or point. The available kinetic energy of a material system unconnected with any other system is that energy which is due to the motions of the parts of the system relative to its center of mass. The potential energy of a body or system is that energy which is not kinetic; -- energy due to configuration. Kinetic energy is sometimes called actual energy. Kinetic energy is exemplified in the vis viva of moving bodies, in heat, electric currents, etc.; potential energy, in a bent spring, or a body suspended a given distance above the earth and acted on by gravity. [1913 Webster] Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, & Degradation of energy , etc. (Physics) See under Accumulation, Conservation, Correlation, etc. Syn: Force; power; potency; vigor; strength; spirit; efficiency; resolution. [1913 Webster]


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