from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Movement or activity of an organism in response to a stimulus such as light.
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- n. the movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any manifestation of dynamic energy.
- n. In cytology, a short expression for karyokinesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a movement that is a response to a stimulus but is not oriented with respect to the source of stimulation
Also, for Aristotle, movement in a broad sense, which he termed kinesis, separated the animate from the inanimate, and without kinesis there would be no soul, and thus no kind of consciousness or intuition.
I thought that mental manipulation of things ended in kinesis.
And the old word kinesis will be correctly given as iesis in corresponding modern letters.
You can use - kinesis, - pathic, - technic … Pyrokinesis, pyrotechnic, pyropathic.
Change, or movement, or motion (kinesis) is the chief subject of the work.
I did a kinesis class, 45 minutes on the weights, and then I've done 20 minutes on a stationary bike.
This could be considered the kinesis of the poem, what animates it ...
This could be considered the kinesis of the poem, what animates it from start to finish.
This obviously rules out the possibility of any sort of cranial kinesis.
Actually I'm going to give the kinesis another go -- I did drop some hard coin on it.
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