[ ki-nee-see-ol-uh-jee, -zee-, kahy- ]
/ kɪˌni siˈɒl ə dʒi, -zi-, kaɪ- /
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the science dealing with the interrelationship of the physiological processes and anatomy of the human body with respect to movement.



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Origin of kinesiology

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

OTHER WORDS FROM kinesiology

ki·ne·si·ol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for kinesiology

  • Louis Passfield, an adjunct professor in kinesiology at the University of Calgary, has been dreaming of calculating his way to a yellow jersey since he was an undergraduate at the University of Brighton around 25 years ago.

  • So from a neuromuscular standpoint, a dynamic warmup increases your body’s awareness of where it is in space and how it’s moving, says Dixie Stanforth, a kinesiology and health education professor at the University of Texas at Austin.

British Dictionary definitions for kinesiology

/ (kɪˌniːsɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /


the study of the mechanics and anatomy of human muscles
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Medical definitions for kinesiology

[ kə-nē′zē-ŏlə-jē, kī- ]


The study of muscular movement, especially the mechanics of human motion.

Other words from kinesiology

kin′e•sime•ter (kĭn′ĭ-sĭmĭ-tər, kī′nĭ-) n.
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