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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.
kin′e·mat′ic, kin′e·mat′i·cal adj.
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(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]
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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.
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The branch of physics that deals with the characteristics of motion without regard for the effects of forces or mass. Compare dynamics.
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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
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mechanics - the branch of physics concerned with the motion of bodies in a frame of reference
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