noun (used with a singular verb) Physics.
Examples from the Web for kinematic
Kinematic pairs in which contact takes place along a line only are classified as higher pairs.
Kinematic pairs which have surface contact are classified as lower pairs.
These combinations of pieces are known individually as kinematic pairs of elements, or briefly kinematic pairs.
Let us assume the hypothesis that it is possible to photograph a kinematic force in movement.Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning|Willard Huntington Wright
By kinematic synthesis is meant the designing of a linkage to produce a given series of motions for a particular purpose.Kinematics of Mechanisms from the Time of Watt|Eugene S. Ferguson
British Dictionary definitions for kinematic
Word Origin for kinematics
Word Origin and History for kinematic
"science of motion," 1840, from French cinématique (Ampère, 1834), from Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite). Related: Kinematic (1864); kinematical.