[ ki-net-iks, kahy- ]
/ kɪˈnɛt ɪks, kaɪ- /

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medical definitions for kinetics

[ kə-nĕtĭks, kī- ]


The branch of mechanics concerned with the effects of forces on the motion of a body or system of bodies, especially of forces that do not originate within the system itself.dynamics
The branch of chemistry concerned with the rates of change in the concentration of reactants in a chemical reaction.
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Scientific definitions for kinetics

[ kə-nĕtĭks ]

See dynamics.
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