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kinetic

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adjective ki·net·ic \kə-ˈne-tik also kī-\

Simple Definition of kinetic

  • : of or relating to the movement of physical objects

Full Definition of kinetic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith

  2. 2 a :  active, lively b :  dynamic, energizing <a kinetic performer>

  3. 3 :  of or relating to kinetic art

ki·net·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of kinetic

  1. <the novel's plot is kinetic and fast-paced, and its effect on the reader is much like that of a surfeit of caffeine>

  2. <the loft district is the locus of the city's kinetic arts scene>



Origin of kinetic

Greek kinētikos, from kinētos, from kinein


First Known Use: 1864


KINETIC Defined for Kids

kinetic

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adjective ki·net·ic \kə-ˈne-tik, kī-\

Definition of kinetic

  1. :  relating to the motions of objects and the forces associated with them <kinetic energy>




Medical Dictionary

kinetic

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adjective ki·net·ic \kə-ˈnet-ik, kī-\

Medical Definition of kinetic

  1. :  of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith

  2. ki·net·i·cal·ly adverb





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