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kinetics

[ ki-net-iks, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈnɛt ɪks, kaɪ- /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Physics.
the branch of mechanics that deals with the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses.
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Origin of kinetics

First recorded in 1860–65; see origin at kinetic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for kinetics

kinetics
/ (kɪˈnɛtɪks, kaɪ-) /

noun (functioning as singular)
another name for dynamics (def. 2)
the branch of mechanics, including both dynamics and kinematics, concerned with the study of bodies in motion
the branch of dynamics that excludes the study of bodies at rest
the branch of chemistry concerned with the rates of chemical reactions
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Scientific definitions for kinetics

kinetics
[ kə-nĕtĭks ]

See dynamics.
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