kinesiology

[ ki-nee-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-, kahy- ]
/ kɪˌni siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-, kaɪ- /

noun

the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.

Nearby words

  1. kineshma,
  2. kinesi-,
  3. kinesia,
  4. kinesiatrics,
  5. kinesics,
  6. kinesioneurosis,
  7. kinesis,
  8. kinesitherapy,
  9. kinesthesia,
  10. kinesthesiometer

Origin of kinesiology

1890–95; < Greek kī́nēsi(s) movement (see kinesis) + -o- + -logy

Related formski·ne·si·ol·o·gist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for kinesiology

kinesiology

/ (kɪˌniːsɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles
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Word Origin and History for kinesiology

kinesiology

n.

1894, from kinesi-, comb. form of Greek kinesis "movement, motion" (see cite) + -ology. Related: Kinesiological; kinesiologically.

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Medicine definitions for kinesiology

kinesiology

[ kə-nē′zē-ŏlə-jē, kī- ]

n.

The study of muscular movement, especially the mechanics of human motion.
Related formskin′e•sime•ter (kĭn′ĭ-sĭmĭ-tər, kī′nĭ-) n.


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