Definitions for kineticskɪˈnɛt ɪks, kaɪ-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ki•net•ics*kɪˈnɛt ɪks, kaɪ-(n.)
the branch of mechanics that studies the actions of forces in producing or changing the motion of masses.
Category: Mechanics, Physics
* (used with a sing. v.).
Origin of kinetics:
the branch of mechanics concerned with the forces that cause motions of bodies
The branch of mechanics concerned purely with the motion of bodies. This is in contrast to dynamics, which also considers the reasons for motion, e.g. the forces acting on such bodies.
The branch of chemistry that is concerned with the rates of chemical reactions.
Origin: From κινητικός.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
the science of the action of forces causing motion; both this law and the two preceding are derived from a Greek word signifying "to move."
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The rate dynamics in chemical or physical systems.