[ih-lek-troh-ki-net-iks, -kahy-]

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of physics that deals with electricity in motion.

Origin of electrokinetics

First recorded in 1880–85; electro- + kinetics
Related formse·lec·tro·ki·net·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrokinetic



of or relating to the motion of charged particles and its effects



(functioning as singular) the branch of physics concerned with the motion of charged particles
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