What does kinetic mean?

Definitions for kinetic
kɪˈnɛt ɪk, kaɪ-ki·net·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. kineticadjective

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

    "kinetic energy"

  2. kineticadjective

    characterized by motion

    "modern dance has been called kinetic pantomime"

  3. energizing, energising, kineticadjective

    supplying motive force

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

Wiktionary

  1. kineticadjective

    Of or relating to motion

  2. kineticadjective

    Of or relating to kinesis

  3. Etymology: From κινητικός, from κινέω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kinetic

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

  2. Etymology: [Gr. kinhtiko`s, from kinei^n to move.]

Editors Contribution

  1. kinetic

    Of and relating to energy.

    Kinetic motion is a facet of many systems.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  
  2. kinetic

    Of and relating to the motion of energy.

    Kinetic motion is a facet of many systems.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 12, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kinetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of kinetic in a Sentence

  1. Michael Firenze:

    It looks worse than it was, quantum does kinetic energy storage – the way it is installed is very, very safe.

  2. State John Kerry:

    There are various ways in which countries can contribute. They don't necessarily have to be troops (engaged in) kinetic action.

  3. President Obama on Wednesday:

    The authorization I propose would provide the flexibility to conduct ground combat operations in other more limited circumstances, such as rescue operations involving U.S. or coalition personnel or the use of special operations forces to take military action against ISIL leadership, it would also authorize the use of U.S. forces in situations where ground combat operations are not expected or intended, such as intelligence collection and sharing, missions to enable kinetic strikes or the provision of operational planning and other forms of advice and assistance to partner forces.

  4. Brenda Ueland:

    I learned...that inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic striving, but it comes into us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.

  5. Jasper Kim:

    What China does not want is a dramatic implosion of North Korea, or a kinetic weapons war on its doorstep.

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