kinematics

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

Definition of kinematics

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

kinematic

play \ˌki-nə-ˈma-tik also ˌkī-\ or kinematical play \ˌki-nə-ˈma-ti-kəl also ˌkī-\ adjective

kinematically

play \ˌki-nə-ˈma-ti-k(ə-)lē also ˌkī-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of kinematics

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


Medical Dictionary

kinematics

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

medical Definition of kinematics

1 :a branch of physics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force
2 :the properties and phenomena of an object or system in motion of interest to kinematics
  • the kinematics of the human ankle joint

kinematic

play \-ik\ or kinematical play \-i-kəl\ adjective

kinematically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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