mass-energy equation


mass-energy equation
/mas"en"euhr jee/, Physics.
the equation, E=mc2, formulated by Albert Einstein, expressing the equivalence between mass and energy, where E is energy, m is mass, and c is the velocity of light.
[1940-45]

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