kinesis

noun
ki·​ne·​sis | \ kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce kinesis (audio) , kī-\
plural kineses\ kə-​ˈnē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce kineses (audio) , kī-​ \

Definition of kinesis

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation
plural -kineses

Definition of -kinesis (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : division karyokinesis
2 : production of motion telekinesis

First Known Use of kinesis

Noun

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kinesis

Noun

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis

Noun combining form

New Latin, from Greek kinēsis, from kinein to move; akin to Latin ciēre to move

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The first known use of kinesis was in 1905

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kinesis

noun
ki·​ne·​sis | \ kə-ˈnē-səs How to pronounce kinesis (audio) , kī- How to pronounce kinesis (audio) \
plural kineses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce kineses (audio) \

Medical Definition of kinesis

: a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation

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