Alternative Energy Definition

Define what is Alternative Energy?

1. alternative energy (noun)

energy derived from sources that do not use up natural resources or harm the environment.


    Energy, free energy noun
    (physics) a thermodynamic quantity equivalent to the capacity of a physical system to do work; the units of energy are joules or ergs.


    solar energy, solar power noun
    energy from the sun that is converted into thermal or electrical energy.

    wind generation, wind power noun
    power derived from the wind (as by windmills).

    Nearby Terms

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    the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self-awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture

    alternative pleading (noun)
    a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on

    alternatively (adverb)
    in place of, or as an alternative to

    alternator (noun)
    an old term for an electric generator that produces alternating current (especially in automobiles)

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    any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

    althea (noun)
    any of various plants of the genus Althaea; similar to but having smaller flowers than genus Alcea

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    United States tennis player who was the first Black woman player to win all the major world singles titles (1927-2003)

    Althea officinalis (noun)
    European perennial plant naturalized in United States having triangular ovate leaves and lilac-pink flowers

    Althea rosea (noun)
    plant with terminal racemes of showy white to pink or purple flowers; the English cottage garden hollyhock

    altimeter (noun)
    an instrument that measures the height above ground; used in navigation

    altissimo (adjective satellite)
    very high

    altitude (noun)
    elevation especially above sea level or above the earth's surface

    altitude sickness (noun)
    effects (as nosebleed or nausea) of oxygen deficiency in the blood and tissues at high altitudes

    altitudinal (adjective)
    pertaining to altitude

    altitudinous (adjective satellite)
    indefinitely high; lofty