[ ki-net-ik, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ- /
pertaining to motion.
caused by motion.
characterized by movement: Running and dancing are kinetic activities.
Origin of kinetic
1850–55; < Greek kīnētikós moving, equivalent to kīnē- (verbid stem of kīneîn to move) + -tikos -tic
Related formski·net·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ki·net·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kinetically
/ (kɪˈnɛtɪk, kaɪ-) /
relating to, characterized by, or caused by motion
Derived Formskinetically, adverb
Word Origin for kinetic
C19: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein to move
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Medicine definitions for kinetically
[ kə-nĕt′ĭk, kī- ]
Of, relating to, or produced by motion.
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