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[ki-nee-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-, kahy-] /kɪˌni siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-, kaɪ-/
the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.
1890-95; < Greek kī́nēsi(s) movement (see kinesis) + -o- + -logy
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kinesiologist, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for kinesiology
  • He later enrolled in a community college, which led to a scholarship from Texas, which led to a degree in kinesiology.
  • As a student, he won honors in kinesiology.
  • If you want to rely on science, welcome to the world of kinesiology, the study of body movement.
  • Majors and areas of study include elementary and secondary education, kinesiology, and special education.
  • He did a kinesiology test to determine the nutritional weaknesses in my system.
  • Sage is on the faculty of the departments of sociology and kinesiology.
British Dictionary definitions for kinesiology


the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles
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Word Origin and History for kinesiology

1894, from kinesi-, comb. form of Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite) + -ology. Related: Kinesiological; kinesiologically.

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kinesiology in Medicine

kinesiology ki·ne·si·ol·o·gy (kə-nē'sē-ŏl'ə-jē, -zē-, kī-)
The study of muscular movement, especially the mechanics of human motion.

kin'e·sim'e·ter (kĭn'ĭ-sĭm'ĭ-tər, kī'nĭ-) n.
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