Definitions for "Gravitational Potential Energy"
Keywords:  height, potential, energy, earth, cliff
The energy associated with the configuration of bodies attracted to each other by the gravitational force. It is a measure of the amount of work necessary to get the two bodies from a chosen point of reference to their present position. This point of reference is usually chosen to be a point of infinite distance, giving the equation . Objects of mass that are a height above the surface of the earth have a gravitational potential energy of .
The energy stored by an object lifted up against the force of gravity. Energy
the stored energy of an object held above the earth's surface or the work done to lift it to that height.