Kinetic energy

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kinetic energy

The energy that a body possesses as a consequence of its motion, defined as one- half the product of its mass and the square of its speed, (1/2)m'v2.

The kinetic energy per unit volume of a fluid parcel is thus (1/2)ρv2, where ρ is the density and v the speed of the parcel.
See potential energy.