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kinetics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction ki·net·ics \kə-ˈne-tiks also kī-\

Definition of kinetics

  1. 1 a :  a branch of science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies or with changes in a physical or chemical system b :  the rate of change in such a system

  2. 2 :  the mechanism by which a physical or chemical change is effected



Circa 1859

First Known Use of kinetics

circa 1859

Rhymes with kinetics


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kinetics

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noun plural but singular or plural in construction ki·net·ics \kə-ˈnet-iks, kī-\

Medical Definition of kinetics

  1. 1a:  a branch of science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies or with changes in a physical or chemical systemb:  the rate of change in such a system

  2. 2:  the mechanism by which a physical or chemical change is effected




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