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Examples of kinetic in a Sentence
the novel's plot is kinetic and fast-paced, and its effect on the reader is much like that of a surfeit of caffeine
the loft district is the locus of the city's kinetic arts scene
Recent Examples of kinetic from the Web
The Buffalo Bayou Partnership has commissioned legendary Carlos Cruz-Diez, known as a pioneer of kinetic and optical art, to create a unique site-specific environment that debuts May 12 and will be on view through Jan. 19, 2019.
Making their first Coachella appearance since 2005, the French synth-pop group delivered an absolutely kinetic performance, punctuated by driving dance beats, lush new-wave chords and irresistible sing-along melodies.
And Killing Eve really is unique, not least because of Oh’s wide-ranging, witty performance and her kinetic chemistry with Comer.
Two retrograde indicators—one for seconds and one for the day of the week—add additional dial-side kinetic pyrotechnics to create a dramatic, mechanical, microcosmic spectacle on the wrist.
Milkon loves to stack blocks and play with play dough and kinetic sand for hours.
The discovery has broad implications for armored vehicles, and could result in stronger, lighter vehicles better able to protect occupants from the impact of kinetic weapons, explosive shockwaves, and fires.
There to assist is Warner Bros., who flings wide the doors of its massive catalog for the biggest IP mashup since Wreck-It Ralph; the result, at least in the movie's kinetic in-VR setpieces, is a super smash-cut of movie, gaming, and anime icons.
The tank's 120mm main gun fires high explosive rounds or, even better, kinetic rounds that can punch holes in almost anything.
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Did You Know?
Kinetic comes from the Greek word kinētikos, meaning "of motion, which in turn traces to the verb kinein, meaning "to move." Compared to some other English words that have their roots in Greek, "kinetic" is a relatively young English word; the earliest evidence we have of its use is from 1864. Although it deals with the motion of images rather than material bodies, the word cinema can also be traced back to "kinein." The verb "kinein" is the source of the Greek kinēma, meaning "movement, to which the French referred in the coining of their "cinématographe." "Cinématographe" is the word that gave rise to the English word cinematograph, of which "cinema" is simply a shortened form.
active, airy, animate, animated, bouncing, brisk, energetic, frisky, gay, jaunty, jazzy, lively, mettlesome, peppy, perky, pert, racy, snappy, spanking, sparky, spirited, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy;
on the go;
KINETIC Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kinetic for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the movement of physical objects
KINETIC Defined for Kids
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