kinematics

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ki·ne·mat·ics

noun plural but singular in construction \ˌki-nə-ˈma-tiks also ˌkī-\

Definition of KINEMATICS

:  a branch of dynamics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force
ki·ne·mat·ic \-tik\ or ki·ne·mat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\ adjective
ki·ne·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of KINEMATICS

French cinématique, from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion, from kinein to move
First Known Use: 1840

ki·ne·mat·ics

noun plural but singular in construction \ˌkin-ə-ˈmat-iks, ˌkī-nə-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KINEMATICS

1
: a branch of physics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force
2
: the properties and phenomena of an object or system in motion of interest to kinematics <the kinematics of the human ankle joint>
ki·ne·mat·ic \-ik\ or ki·ne·mat·i·cal \-i-kəl\ adjective
ki·ne·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of KINEMATICS

ki·ne·mat·ics also ci·ne·mat·ics \ˌsin-ə-\

kinematics

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of physics concerned with the geometrically possible motion of a body or system of bodies, without consideration of the forces involved. It describes the spatial position of bodies or systems, their velocities, and their acceleration. See also dynamics.

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