kinetic

[ ki-net-ik, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ- /

adjective

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 forms

ki·net·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ki·net·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kinetically

kinetic

/ (kɪˈnɛtɪk, kaɪ-) /

adjective

relating to, characterized by, or caused by motion

Derived Forms

kinetically, adverb

Word Origin for kinetic

C19: from Greek kinētikos, from kinein to move
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Medicine definitions for kinetically

kinetic

[ kə-nĕtĭk, kī- ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or produced by motion.

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