kinematics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
ki·​ne·​mat·​ics | \ ˌki-nə-ˈma-tiks also ˌkī- How to pronounce kinematics (audio) \

Definition of kinematics

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

Other Words from kinematics

kinematic \ ˌki-​nə-​ˈma-​tik How to pronounce kinematic (audio) also  ˌkī-​ \ or kinematical \ ˌki-​nə-​ˈma-​ti-​kəl also  ˌkī-​ How to pronounce kinematical (audio) \ adjective
kinematically \ ˌki-​nə-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce kinematically (audio) also  ˌkī-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of kinematics

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kinematics

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

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The first known use of kinematics was in 1840

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“Kinematics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinematics. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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kinematics

noun plural but singular in construction
ki·​ne·​mat·​ics | \ ˌkin-ə-ˈmat-iks How to pronounce kinematics (audio) , ˌkī-nə- How to pronounce kinematics (audio) \
variants: also cinematics \ ˌsin-​ə-​ How to pronounce cinematics (audio) \

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

Other Words from kinematics

kinematic \ -​ik How to pronounce kinematic (audio) \ or kinematical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce kinematical (audio) \ adjective
kinematically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce kinematically (audio) \ adverb

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