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kinematics

[kin-uh-mat-iks, kahy-nuh-] /ˌkɪn əˈmæt ɪks, ˌkaɪ nə-/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Physics.
1.
the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.
2.
Also called applied kinematics. the theory of mechanical contrivance for converting one kind of motion into another.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Greek kīnēmat- (stem of kī́nēma movement; see cinema) + -ics
Related forms
kinematic, kinematical, adjective
kinematically, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for kinematics

kinematics

/ˌkɪnɪˈmætɪks; ˌkaɪ-/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the study of the motion of bodies without reference to mass or force Compare dynamics (sense 1)
Derived Forms
kinematic, adjective
kinematically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kinēma movement; see cinema, -ics
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Word Origin and History for kinematics
n.

"science of motion," 1840, from French cinématique (Ampère, 1834), from Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite). Related: Kinematic (1864); kinematical.

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kinematics in Medicine

kinematics kin·e·mat·ics (kĭn'ə-māt'ĭks)
n.
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 in Science
kinematics
  (kĭn'ə-māt'ĭks)   
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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