Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans.
  • noun The application of the principles of kinesiology to the evaluation and treatment of muscular imbalance or derangement.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of exercise, especially as a hygienic or therapeutic agent.

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  • noun medicine the study of body movement
  • noun medicine the application of such principles to the diagnosis and treatment of muscular imbalance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of physiology that studies the mechanics and anatomy in relation to human movement

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek kīnēsis, movement; see kinesis + –logy.]

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From kinesi- + -logy, with interfix -o-.

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