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autokinesis

[ aw-toh-ki-nee-sis, -kahy- ]
/ ˌɔ toʊ kɪˈni sɪs, -kaɪ- /

noun Physiology.

voluntary movement.

Nearby words

autoisolysin, autoist, autojumble, autokeratoplasty, autokinesia, autokinesis, autokinetic, autokinetic effect, autokinetic phenomenon, autolatry, autolithography

Origin of autokinesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; auto-1 + kinesis
Related formsau·to·ki·net·ic [aw-toh-ki-net-ik, -kahy-] /ˌɔ toʊ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, -kaɪ-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for autokinetic

autokinetic

/ (ˌɔːtəʊkɪˈnɛtɪk, -kaɪ-) /

adjective

automatically self-moving
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