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kinematics

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noun plural but singular in construction ki·ne·mat·ics \ˌki-nə-ˈma-tiks also ˌkī-\

Definition of kinematics

  1. :  a branch of dynamics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force

ki·ne·mat·ic play \-tik\ or ki·ne·mat·i·cal play \-ti-kəl\ adjective
ki·ne·mat·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


Origin of kinematics

French cinématique, from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion, from kinein to move


First Known Use: 1840


Medical Dictionary

kinematics

play play
noun plural but singular in construction ki·ne·mat·ics \ˌkin-ə-ˈmat-iks, ˌkī-nə-\

Medical Definition of kinematics

  1. 1:  a branch of physics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force

  2. 2:  the properties and phenomena of an object or system in motion of interest to kinematics <the kinematics of the human ankle joint>

  3. ki·ne·mat·ic \-ik\play play or ki·ne·mat·i·cal \-i-kəl\play adjective
    ki·ne·mat·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play play adverb



Variants of kinematics

also ci·ne·mat·ics \ˌsin-ə-\play

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