[kin-uh-mat-iks, kahy-nuh-]
noun (used with a singular verb) Physics.
the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.
Also called applied kinematics. the theory of mechanical contrivance for converting one kind of motion into another.

1830–40; < Greek kīnēmat- (stem of kī́nēma movement; see cinema) + -ics

kinematic, kinematical, adjective
kinematically, adverb Unabridged
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kinematics (ˌkɪnɪˈmætɪks, ˌkaɪ-)
(functioning as singular) Compare dynamics the study of the motion of bodies without reference to mass or force
[C19: from Greek kinēma movement; see cinema, -ics]

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kinematics kin·e·mat·ics (kĭn'ə-māt'ĭks)
The branch of mechanics dealing with the study of the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it.

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kinematics   (kĭn'ə-māt'ĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass. Compare dynamics.
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