kinesis
noun (plural kineses) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek kinēsis Date: 1905 a movement that lacks directional orientation and depends upon the intensity of stimulation

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  • -kinesis — a combining form with the general sense movement, activity, used in the formation of compound words, often with the particular senses reaction to a stimulus (photokinesis), movement without an apparent physical cause (telekinesis), activity… …   Universalium

  • kinesis — noun a) the movement of an organism in response to an external stimulus b) Kinesis, like a taxis, is a movement or activity of a cell or an organism in response to a stimulus. However, unlike taxis, the movement can be in any direction or even… …   Wiktionary

  • -kinesis — aff. a combining form with the meaning “movement, activity,” often used with the more particular senses “reaction to a stimulus” (photokinesis), “movement without an apparent physical cause” (telekinesis), “activity within a cell” (karyokinesis)… …   From formal English to slang

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