Definition of kinetic in English:

kinetic

adjective

  • 1Relating to or resulting from motion.

    • ‘We consider it far more likely that kinematic and kinetic aspects of forelimb motion coevolved.’
    • ‘For Wight, nature's timelessness transcends kinetic motion and the realm of the ticking clock.’
    • ‘However, the cybernetic approach requires kinetic information for all the reactions in the network.’
    • ‘Some of the kinetic parameters of these metastable forms have been characterized.’
    • ‘From the measurements thermodynamic and kinetic information can be derived.’
    • ‘This paper is a mini review of kinetic and kinematic evidence on the control of the hand with emphasis on grasping.’
    • ‘This implies a redundancy problem at both the kinematic and kinetic level.’
    • ‘In the next section the thermodynamic and kinetic feasibility of the symplastic transport pathway will be assessed.’
    • ‘Well, some people are visual, audial, or kinetic sensors, applying their preference to a broader stage.’
    • ‘The fight for Samarra was not won on completion of the kinetic phase of operations.’
    • ‘Therefore, the appearance of new bands in the rate spectra corresponds to new kinetic processes.’
    • ‘In classical physics, there are two types of energy: kinetic and potential.’
    • ‘These mixed dimers are formed with a kinetic coefficient that is half that determined for the native dimers.’
    • ‘So the quality is kinetic, not static; you have to see it moving, you can't stop it and get it.’
    • ‘According to kinetic molecular theory, pressure arises from the impact of gas molecules on container walls.’
    • ‘For a better understanding of the steps involved, we undertook their kinetic analysis under high pressure.’
    • ‘The management of energy transfer between its kinetic and potential forms requires complex control within the central nervous system.’
    • ‘The composition matrix is expected to represent the eigenvector matrix of the unknown kinetic matrix.’
    • ‘Thus, only few experimental studies of fast kinetic processes under high pressure are reported.’
    • ‘Finally, temperature, which affects the kinetic properties of the transport systems involved, also has to be taken into account.’
    kinetic, driving, impelling, propelling, propulsive, operative, moving, motor
    1. 1.1(of a work of art) depending on movement for its effect.
      • ‘The effect of these works is kinetic and compares to cells in film or frames in comic strips.’
      • ‘The kinetic works stole the show, inducting the viewer into a realm beyond our normal experiences of space and time.’
      • ‘The tubes may be combined with supplemental materials; some works are kinetic.’
      • ‘Last but not least, hanging above the ground floor is the kinetic sculpture.’
      • ‘One entire hangar was dedicated to video art and films, as well as kinetic light art and holograms.’

Origin

Mid 19th century from Greek kinētikos, from kinein ‘to move’.

Pronunciation

kinetic

/kɪˈnɛtɪk/ /kʌɪˈnɛtɪk/