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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.
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At the end of the anticipating and relaxing period, it assumes that the kinematical indicators whose values are determined by the same driver are set to be correlated.
To reproduce the reconsolidation behavior, a cyclic elastoplastic constitutive model based on the nonlinear kinematical hardening rule [14] was modified by considering stiffness recovery during reconsolidation, and the behavior is discussed.
The method adopted is based on the kinematical theorem of limit analysis.