kinetic

[ki-net-ik, kahy-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to motion.
2.
caused by motion.
3.
characterized by movement: Running and dancing are kinetic activities.

Origin:
1850–55; < Greek kīnētikós moving, equivalent to kīnē- (verbid stem of kīneîn to move) + -tikos -tic

kinetically, adverb
nonkinetic, adjective
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-kinetic

a combining form found on adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -kinesia, or -kinesis:, bradykinetic.

Origin:
< Greek kīnēt(ós) (see kineto-) + -ic

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kinetic (kɪˈnɛtɪk, kaɪ-)
 
adj
relating to, characterized by, or caused by motion
 
[C19: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein to move]
 
ki'netically
 
adv

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kinetic
1864, from Gk. kinetikos "moving, putting in motion," from kinetos "moved," verbal adj. of kinein "to move."
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kinetic ki·net·ic (kə-nět'ĭk, kī-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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Example sentences
It is based on the dependence of temperature on the kinetic energy.
The appeal here, aside from the much-improved food, is the kinetic atmosphere.
This kinetic energy is converted to heat as the fission products slow down.
He was still optimistic, but it was a less kinetic, a more thoughtful optimism.
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