Definitions

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

  • adjective Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
  • adjective Relating to or exhibiting kinesis.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Causing motion; motory.
  • Pertaining to or consisting in motion: as, kinetic energy (energy in the form of motion).
  • noun Same as kinetics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Physics) Moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent.
  • adjective See Energy, n. 4.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to motion
  • adjective Of or relating to kinesis

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

  • adjective characterized by motion
  • adjective relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith
  • adjective supplying motive force

Etymologies

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

[Greek kīnētikos, from kīnētos, moving, from kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Ancient Greek κινητικός (kinētikos, "one who puts in motion"), from κινέω (kineō, "I move, put in motion")

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