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Related to kinematics: Inverse kinematics, Projectile motion
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.
kin′e·mat′ic, kin′e·mat′i·cal adj.
(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]
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.
The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass. Compare dynamics.
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