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kinetic

[ki-net-ik, kahy-] /kɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ-/
adjective
1.
pertaining to motion.
2.
caused by motion.
3.
characterized by movement:
Running and dancing are kinetic activities.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Greek kīnētikós moving, equivalent to kīnē- (verbid stem of kīneîn to move) + -tikos -tic
Related forms
kinetically, adverb
nonkinetic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kinetically

kinetic

/kɪˈnɛtɪk; kaɪ-/
adjective
1.
relating to, characterized by, or caused by motion
Derived Forms
kinetically, adverb
Word Origin
C19: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein to move
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Word Origin and History for kinetically

kinetic

adj.

"relating to motion," 1841, from Greek kinetikos "moving, putting in motion," from kinetos "moved," verbal adjective of kinein "to move" (see cite).

Buster Keaton's subject was kinetic man, a being he approached with the almost metaphysical awe we reserve for a Doppelgänger. This being was, eerily, himself, played by himself, then later in a projection room, watched by himself: an experience never possible to any generation of actors in the previous history of the world. [Hugh Kenner, "The Counterfeiters," 1968]
Related: Kinetical; kinetically.

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kinetically in Medicine

kinetic ki·net·ic (kə-nět'ĭk, kī-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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