ki·​net·​ics | \ kə-ˈne-tiks How to pronounce kinetics (audio) also kī- \

Definition of kinetics

1a : 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

Examples of kinetics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His pictures, most in black and white, came to be admired for their composition, insight and energy, which sometimes mimicked the kinetics of combat photography. New York Times, 2 May 2022 Differences between fore- and rearfoot strike running patterns based on kinetics and kinematics. Tom Michaud, Outside Online, 1 Aug. 2018 But just as with your eyeballs, there is still some uncertainty in establishing the exact kinetics of these uberdistant objects, Faherty says. Tess Joosse, Scientific American, 1 July 2021 The scale and the kinetics of distribution required in the midst of a pandemic are a challenge, in and of itself. The Atlantic, 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of kinetics

circa 1859, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of kinetics was circa 1859

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“Kinetics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kinetics. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for kinetics

kinetics

noun, plural in form but singular or plural in construction
ki·​net·​ics | \ kə-ˈnet-iks, kī- How to pronounce kinetics (audio) \

Medical Definition of kinetics

1a : 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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