a combining form with the meanings “movement,” “movable,” “moving,” used in the formation of compound words: kinetograph; kinetosome.
A Long List of Affixes: Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsSuffixes -able, -ible, -ile: (form adjs) able to, fit to, worthy, capable; apt to; subject to being ~-ed -ac: one affect with -ac, -al, -ane, -ar, -ary, -ch, -ese, -ic, -ical, -id, -ile, -ine, -ish, -ory: like, of, pertaining to; characterized by -aceae: families of plants -aceous, -ous: resemblance to a substance; full of -acy, -age, -ance, -ancy, -asm, -dom, -ence, -ency, -hood, -ism, -ity, -ment, -mony, -ness, -ry, -ship, …
- kinetic theory of heat,
- kinetic theory of matter,
Origin of kineto-
< Greek kīnēt(ós) movable (equivalent to kīnē-, verbid stem of kīneîn to move + -tos adj. suffix) + -o-
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word-forming element meaning "motion," from Greek kineto-, comb. form of kinetos (see kinetic).
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