kinetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction ki·net·ics \ kə-ˈne-tiks also kī- \

Definition of kinetics

1 a :a branch of science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies or with changes in a physical or chemical system
b :the rate of change in such a system
2 :the mechanism by which a physical or chemical change is effected

First Known Use of kinetics

circa 1859


Medical Dictionary

kinetics

noun plural but singular or plural in construction ki·net·ics \ kə-ˈnet-iks, kī- \

medical Definition of kinetics

1 a :a branch of science that deals with the effects of forces upon the motions of material bodies or with changes in a physical or chemical system
b :the rate of change in such a system
2 :the mechanism by which a physical or chemical change is effected


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