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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
Driving the Envision reveals no kinetic shortcomings.
Epp makes the Once-ler a funny and even likable figure, with a kinetic Martin Short vibe and a disarmingly wheedling way about him.
Directed energy weapons reach targets at the speed of light, and have much larger magazines, cost less per shot, and track targets with precision far beyond traditional kinetic weapons.
For all those who watch him, this moment represents a very specific kind of kinetic question mark.
Granik’s work in contrast feels like a salve to the kinetic blockbuster that fuels much of Hollywood’s ecosystem.
The company’s announcement indicates protection against kinetic, blast, nuclear, biological and chemical threats.
Reprisal is described as a hyper-kinetic revenge tale following a relentless femme fatale who, after being left for dead, leads a vengeful campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads.
Loveridge’s movie is a fantastic and kinetic fulfillment of Maya Arulpragasam’s desire, back then, to be heard as more than an entertainer.
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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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