Definitions for kinetickɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ki•net•ickɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ-(adj.)

  1. pertaining to or caused by motion.

    Category: Mechanics

  2. characterized by movement.

Origin of kinetic:

1850–55; < Gk kīnētikós=kīnēt(os) moving, v. adj. of kīneîn to move +-ikos -ic



  1. telekinetic.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Affix

    Ref: a combining form found on adjectives that correspond to nouns ending in -kinesia or -kinesis 2 :

Origin of -kinetic:

< Gk kīnēt(ós)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kinetic(adj)

    relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces associated therewith

    "kinetic energy"

  2. kinetic(adj)

    characterized by motion

    "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"

  3. energizing, energising, kinetic(adj)

    supplying motive force

    "the complex civilization of which Rome was the kinetic center"- H.O.Taylor


  1. kinetic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to motion

  2. kinetic(Adjective)

    Of or relating to kinesis

  3. Origin: From κινητικός, from κινέω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kinetic

    moving or causing motion; motory; active, as opposed to latent

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of motion.

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