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kinesiology

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noun ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈä-lə-jē, kī-, -zē-\

Definition of kinesiology

  1. :  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

kinesiologist play \-ˈä-lə-jist\ noun


Origin of kinesiology

Greek kinēsis


First Known Use: 1894

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kinesiology

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noun ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy \kə-ˌnē-sē-ˈäl-ə-jē, kī-, -zē-\

Medical Definition of kinesiology

plural kinesiologies

  1. :  the study of the principles of mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

kinesiologic \-ō-ˈläj-ik\play or kinesiological \-i-kəl\play adjective



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