noun (used with a singular verb)Physics.
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OTHER WORDS FROM kinematicskin·e·mat·ic, kin·e·mat·i·cal, adjectivekin·e·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for kinematics
These combinations of pieces are known individually as kinematic pairs of elements, or briefly kinematic pairs.
Four links of this kind are shown in fig. 120 joined up to form a closed kinematic chain.
Kinematic pairs which have surface contact are classified as lower pairs.
Kinematic pairs in which contact takes place along a line only are classified as higher pairs.
The Joy valve gear mechanism is a good example of a compound kinematic chain.