Definitions for kinematicsˌkɪn əˈmæt ɪks, ˌkaɪ nə-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
kin•e•mat•ics*ˌkɪn əˈmæt ɪks, ˌkaɪ nə-(n.)
the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of kinematics:
1830–40; < Gk kīnēmat-, s. of kinēma movement
the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass
The branch of mechanics concerned with objects in motion, but not with the forces involved.
Origin: From κίνημα.
the science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the science of pure motion under the categories of space and time, irrespective of consideration of the forces determining it and the mass of the body moved.