hyperkinetic
adjective Date: 1888 1. of, relating to, or affected with hyperkinesis or hyperactivity <
the hyperkinetic child
>
2. characterized by fast-paced or frenetic activity <
a hyperkinetic movie
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hyperkinetic — 1880, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + KINETIC (Cf. kinetic). Perhaps immediately from Fr. hyperkinetic (1874). Related: Hyperkinesis …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hyperkinetic — Hy per*ki*net ic, a. Of or pertaining to hyperkinesis. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperkinetic — hy·per·ki·net·ic (hī pər kə nĕtʹĭk, kī ) adj. 1. Having or exhibiting hyperkinesia or hyperactivity. 2. Wildly fast paced or excited; frenetic: a hyperkinetic sales pitch. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperkinetic — Pertaining to or characterized by hyperkinesia. * * * hy·per·ki·net·ic net ik adj of, relating to, or affected with hyperkinesis or hyperactivity <the hyperkinetic child> …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperkinetic — adjective Of, relating to, or affected with hyperkinesis or hyperactivity. also: characterized by fast paced or frenetic activity …   Wiktionary

  • hyperkinetic — adj. suffering from an abnormal amount of uncontrolled muscular movement (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperkinetic — hy·per·kinetic …   English syllables

  • hyperkinetic —    Too physically active, jittery, peripatetic …   Herbal-medical glossary

  • hyperkinetic — I. “+ adjective Etymology: hyper + kinetic : of, relating to, or marked by hyperkinesia II. adjective : characterized by fast paced or frenetic activity : hyperactive …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperkinetic disorder — see attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder …   Medical dictionary

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