AskDefine | Define kinetic

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kinetic adj
1 relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith; "kinetic energy"
2 characterized by motion; "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"
3 supplying motive force; "the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor [syn: energizing, energising]

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Etymology

From (kinētikos) "one who puts in motion", from (kineō) "to move, to put in motion".

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Adjective

  1. Of or relating to motion
  2. Of or related to kinesis

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Translations

relating to motion

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