noun plural but singular in construction Etymology: French cinématique, from Greek kinēmat-, kinēma motion, from kinein to move Date: 1840 a branch of dynamics that deals with aspects of motion apart from considerations of mass and force • kinematic or kinematical adjectivekinematically adverb

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  • Kinematics — Kin e*mat ics, n. [Gr. (?),(?) motion, fr. kinei^n to move.] (Physics) The science which treats of motions considered in themselves, or apart from their causes; the comparison and relation of motions. [1913 Webster] Note: Kinematics forms… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • kinematics — noun The branch of mechanics concerned with objects in motion, but not with the forces involved. See Also: kinematic …   Wiktionary

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