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kin·e·mat·ics

 (kĭn′ə-măt′ĭks)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of mechanics that studies the motion of a body or a system of bodies without consideration given to its mass or the forces acting on it.

[From Greek kīnēma, kīnēmat-, motion, from kīnein, to move; see keiə- in Indo-European roots.]

kin′e·mat′ic, kin′e·mat′i·cal adj.
kin′e·mat′i·cal·ly adv.

kinematics

(ˌkɪnɪˈmætɪks; ˌkaɪ-)
n
(General Physics) (functioning as singular) the study of the motion of bodies without reference to mass or force. Compare dynamics1
[C19: from Greek kinēma movement; see cinema, -ics]
ˌkineˈmatic adj
ˌkineˈmatically adv

kin•e•mat•ics

(ˌkɪn əˈmæt ɪks, ˌkaɪ nə-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of mechanics that deals with pure motion, without reference to the masses or forces involved in it.
[1830–40; < Greek kīnēmat-, s. of kinēma movement]
kin`e•mat′ic, kin`e•mat′i•cal, adj.

kin·e·mat·ics

(kĭn′ə-măt′ĭks)
The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass. Compare dynamics.

kinematics

the branch of mechanics that deals with motion without reference to force or mass. — kinematic, kinematical, adj.
See also: Physics
the study of the motion of bodies considered independently of external forces. Also called phoronomy. — kinematic, adj.
See also: Motion
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kinematics - the branch of mechanics concerned with motion without reference to force or mass
mechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
Translations
kinematiikka
kinematika
kinematica
kinematika
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