Definition of Kinetic

1. Adjective. Relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith. "Kinetic energy"

Derivative terms: Kinesis
Partainyms: Kinetics



2. Adjective. Characterized by motion. "Modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"
Similar to: Moving
Derivative terms: Kinesis

3. Adjective. Supplying motive force. "The complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"
Exact synonyms: Energising, Energizing
Similar to: Dynamic, Dynamical

Definition of Kinetic

1. q. Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.

Definition of Kinetic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to motion ¹

2. Adjective. Of or relating to kinesis ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kinetic

1. pertaining to motion [adj]

Medical Definition of Kinetic

1. Pertaining to or producing motion. Kinetics: The study of reaction rates and the study of the relationship between force and mass. (14 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kinetic

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Literary usage of Kinetic

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"The average kinetic energy of a molecule is -^ where m is the number of degrees of freedom of the molecule. This is independent of the position of the ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1892)
"The kinetic Energy expressed in Terms of the Momenta and Velocities. 562.] Let plt p2, &c. be the momenta, and qlt g2, &c. the velocities at a given instant ..."

3. Analytical Mechanics for Engineers by Fred B. Seely, Newton Edward Ensign (1921)
"kinetic Energy.—The kinetic energy of a body is its capacity for doing work due ... Thus, by virtue of its kinetic energy, a body is capable of doing work ..."

4. Physical Optics by Robert Williams Wood (1905)
"Average kinetic Energy of a Vibrating Particle.—The displacement of a particle at any time t is given by the equation The intensity of the illumination ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"Here then is an absolutely direct proof that the ion must be endowed with a kinetic energy of agitation, which is sufficient to push it up to the surface of ..."

6. Applied Mechanics by Alfred Peter Poorman (1917)
"This energy of motion is called kinetic energy. In addition to these two forms of energy, sometimes called mechanical energy, several other forms may be ..."

7. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"THE kinetic SYSTEM. BY GEORGE W. CRILE, MD (Read April zz, 1914.) In this paper I formulate a theory which I hope will harmonize a large number of clinical ..."

8. Applied Mechanics by Alfred Peter Poorman (1917)
"This energy of motion is called kinetic energy. In addition to these two forms of energy, sometimes called mechanical energy, several other forms may be ..."

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