Word Up! Words of the Week for 2/22 – 2/26

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MOMENTUM: n.

  1. n. force or speed of movement
    1. (mass x velocity)
  • Example:
    • The momentum behind McCluer’s Fire program has picked up with over 250,000 minutes of reading last semester!

 

AVERAGE: n.

  1. n. – a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean (a sequence of values added together and divided by the total number of values)
  • Example:
    • The average grade in the class was 88.

 

POTENTIAL: n.

  1. n. a type of function from which the intensity of a field may be derived, usually by differentiation
  • Example:
    • The combination of chemicals has the potential to raise the temperature of the overall compound.

 

EFFICIENCY: n.

  1. n. the ratio of the work done or energy developed by a machine to the energy supplied to it, usually expressed as a percentage.
  • Example:
    • The car engine was only running at 80% efficiency.

 

INERTIA: n.

  1. The property of matter by which it retains its state of rest or its velocity along a straight line so long as it is not acted upon by an external force.
  • Example:
    • A ball rolled across a floor would roll forever on its own inertia if not acted upon