kinetic

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ki·net·ic

adjective \kə-ˈne-tik also kī-\

: of or relating to the movement of physical objects

Full Definition of KINETIC

1
:  of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith
2
a :  active, lively
b :  dynamic, energizing <a kinetic performer>
3
:  of or relating to kinetic art
ki·net·i·cal·ly \-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

Other Physics Terms

amplitude, centrifugal, centripetal, convection, gradient, hysteresis, lase, quantum

ki·net·ic

adjective \kə-ˈnet-ik, kī-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of KINETIC

: of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith
ki·net·i·cal·ly adverb

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