kineticism

[ ki-net-uh-siz-uhm, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈnɛt əˌsɪz əm, kaɪ- /

noun

the quality or state of being kinetic.

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Origin of kineticism

First recorded in 1935–40; kinetic + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM kineticism

ki·net·i·cist, noun
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